23/10/2021: Wood without trees: https://www.bambooimport.com/en/how-is-bamboo-lumber-made
23/10/2021: Nihilism is apparently the answer to the ‘climate crisis: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/22/damage-and-destroy-climate-zealots-final-solution/
I guess a few old people could huddle around the burning infrastructure trying
to stop themselves freezing for a time. Meanwhile the earth is actually
freezing as we head back into the next ice age as
23/10/2021: Vaccines are clearly not working as well as expected whilst (more) effective treatments have been banned or dissed: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/exclusive-analysis-shows-covid-deaths-2021-2020-large-percent-2021-deaths-fully-vaccinated/ Nonetheless this is the official advice: Boris Johnson today: “It doesn’t protect you from catching the disease and doesn’t protect you against passing it on, so now is the time to get your booster". https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/27624
23/10/2021: Man up! Good advice: “The revolution has been met with almost no resistance by those who have the title CEO or leader or president or principal in front of their names. The refusal of the adults in the room to speak the truth, their refusal to say no to efforts to undermine the mission of their institutions, their fear of being called a bad name and that fear trumping their responsibility — that is how we got here” https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/some-thoughts-about-courage
22/10/2021: Thousands will now die if our governments don’t urgently implement the ivermectin treatment: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/indonesia-cut-covid-by-98-with-ivermectin-while-australia-grew-cases-500-with-lock-n-vax/ PS You can still buy Ausmectin.
22/10/2021: Clown Show: 8th Century Barbarian Who Defeated Woke US Generals in War
22/10/2021: “Have we reached the high water mark of woke? American progressives are provoking a furious backlash. No matter how furious it is, it’s not furious enough” https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/10/20/have-we-reached-the-high-water-mark-of-woke/
22/10/2021: Hydrogen is just more green bullshit. For example, “One tonne of ‘green’ hydrogen requires 20 tonnes of water and ‘blue’ hydrogen will release methane instead of CO2” and all at a horrific economic and environmental cost – remember when water was our most ‘precious resource’? Now we will just destroy it: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/one_tonne_of_green_hydrogen_requires_20_tonnes_of_water_and_blue_hydrogen_will_release_methane_instead_of_co2
21/10/2021: How to help birds avoid crashing into your windows: https://www.popsci.com/diy/prevent-bird-window-strikes/
21/10/2021: Nothing to do with CO2 – Who’d have thought? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/20/2001-2019-warming-driven-by-increases-in-absorbed-solar-radiation-not-human-emissions/
21/10/2021: Don’t die of covid. Four important things you can do: Increase
your Vitamin D and Zinc levels. Get a nasal atomiser and fill it with 1%
Betadine solution (available as a ‘Gargle’ from chemists). This will kill 85%
of yor viral load where it starts up your nose. You can safely do this several
times a day. Tingles slightly. There is ample evidence of this. There is also
ample evidence that Ivermectin (even alone without an antibiotic such as
Doxycylcine) will kill 95% of the virus really quickly (think 24 hours). Its use
has reduced death rates from Covid in
Ivermectin is still A$64.95 per litre –enough to cure ten people from Covid taken daily while you have the disease at the weight recommendation as if you were a sheep, eg: https://www.fmb.com.au/ausmectin-sheep-drench-1-litre-ivermectin.html
21/10/2021: Well said
20/10/2021: The Promise of Vagus nerve stimulation: https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/what-is-vagus-nerve-stimulation
20/10/2021: Standing on his own two feet, vale Colin Powell: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/vale-general-colin-powell-april-5-1937-october-18-2021.html
20/10/2021: Watermelons: “The Greens are the CCP’s best friends…
How can this ever have happened: https://weather.com/news/climate/news/coldest-temperature-recorded-50-states
19/10/2021: Having trouble keeping up with what’s going on? This news service may help: https://t.me/s/TommyRobinsonNews
19/10/2021: A fully vaccinated Colin Powell dies of Covid yet Facebook ‘fact checkers’ need to have their say: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/colin-powells-facebook-page-announcement-sums-everything-wrong-political-ruling-class-today/
Unfortunately what Colin did is only too normal: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/whistleblower-90-of-hospital-admissions-are-vaccinated/
19/10/2021: All this ‘global warming’ bullshit and what we must ‘do’ about it. Look, the Middle Ages were much warmer than today (and CO2 does bugger all anyway): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/15/4-more-new-reconstructions-affirm-the-medieval-warm-period-was-warmer-than-today/
19/10/2021: If this does not bother you then you are brain dead: https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/17/scotland-facial-recognition-software-being-used-in-north-ayrshire-schools-15437868/
18/10/2021: I would be sticking to my G & T myself: https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/queen-elizabeth/queen-elizabeth-give-up-drinking-recommendation?did=685318-20211015&utm_campaign=instyle-celebrity_newsletter&utm_source=instyle.com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=101521&cid=685318&mid=69497544544
18/10/2021: ‘Let’s go
18/10/2021: Death gets quicker and quicker: https://newatlas.com/military/raytheon-northrop-grumman-test-flight-air-breathing-scramjet-hypersonic-missile/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/russia-launches-submarine-hypersonic-tsirkon-missile-heres-the-video/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/china-tests-new-hypersonic-nuclear-capable-missile-circled-entire-globe-low-orbit-us-military-officials-stunned/
18/10/2021: Merck wants Americans to pay $712 for a Covid drug that taxpayers helped develop: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/14/merck-drug-prices-us-healthcare-big-pharma Hydroxychloroquine (which is all Merck’s drug is) used to cost $9.95 (in Oz) for 100 tablets enough to cure more than ten patients. Ivermectin is still A$64.95 per litre – more than enough to cure ten people from Covid taken daily while you have the disease at the weight recommendation as if you were a sheep: https://www.fmb.com.au/ausmectin-sheep-drench-1-litre-ivermectin.html
Mind you, maybe time to take an aspirin? https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/researchers-aspirin-substantially-lowers-risk-of-covid/
Vaccinated infection rate is 2X times the Unvaccinated: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/uk-to-fauci-we-have-a-big-problem/
18/10/2021: Boris has recognized nuclear is the only way forward to zero at 2050. We need to do that too. Carbon would be much better for the planet (more life, more forests), but there you go: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/uk-puts-nuclear-ahead-of-renewables-to-go-fossil-free-by-2035/
Mind you everyone else is still building coal-fired: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/17/china-backtracking/
17/10/2021: Too Fat? It’s all about carbs not calories folks: https://www.statnews.com/2021/09/13/how-a-fatally-tragically-flawed-paradigm-has-derailed-the-science-of-obesity/?utm_campaign=rss
Similarly, Such a miraculous vaccine. Ivermectin is much more effective than this: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-15/data-shows-fully-vaccinated-deaths-in-nsw-aged-care-homes/100539620?utm_medium=social&utm_content=sf250364436&utm_campaign=fb_abc_news&utm_source=m.facebook.com&sf250364436=1
When the cure is worse than the complaint: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/taiwan-deaths-vaccination-covid-19/
17/10/2021: Unbelievable election crookedness in
16/10/2021: Steve Intent: I have been making a new floor for my Grey Flyer Tent. You should understand that this tent doubles as a hammock tarp. The roof in this 1.15 oz/yd2 material weighs around 310 grams with tie outs and guys. As you can see it is big enough for two people, two dogs and lots of gear and stays wonderfully dry inside even in heavy rain with the door open so that you can still enjoy a toasty warm fire out the front under your trusty Fire Umbrella to stop it going out in the rain. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/10/15/steve-intent/
16/10/2021: Nomadland #2: Can’t afford a house any more? Maybe buy this book instead: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0995705054/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0995705054&linkCode=as2&tag=insta0c-20&linkId=d88bf873bbb3b4ad489aa39dd633062f
16/10/2021: Too true - Doctor Botches Abortion, Child Tragically Born: https://babylonbee.com/news/doctor-botches-abortion-child-tragically-born
16/10/2021: Just the kind of immigrants the West needs: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-british-mp-david-amess-is-dead-following-knife-attack/
NB: Sadiq Khan said Sir David Amess had ‘passed away’ as opposed to being brutally murdered. Perp no doubt an anti-vaxer!
16/10/2021: Along with bird & bat shredding windmills, undersea cables are something else for Greens to shout about: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/crabs-are-just-another-victim-of-wind-turbines-thanks-to-emf-pollution-from-undersea-cables/
15/10/2021: ET Call Home: https://phys.org/news/2021-10-strange-radio-emerge-galactic-centre.html
15/10/2021: Vaccine passports are the answer? Tell that to
15/10/2021: Bows and arrows to be banned soon? https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/man-kills-5-with-bow-and-arrow-in-norway/ In other news a woman drowned her toddlers – bathtubs and water to be banned soon too? Maybe ban Islam instead?
15/10/2021: How important is climate change? 39% would spend nothing at all while only 7% would spend more than $1000 whereas 69% would spend less than $100! https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/half-of-america-doesnt-even-want-to-spend-1-a-month-extra-on-green-electricity-or-fuel/
You could add the results of our Oz survey to that: https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/peta-credlin/climate-survey-an-important-reminder-about-the-views-of-mainstream-australia/video/0d987e31ff3d5c40cd2622c9859d09e6
In Other News: The Last Royal, Prince Charles Is a Blithering Green Idiot: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/10/13/delingpole-prince-charles-is-a-blithering-green-idiot/
14/10/2021: Dismantling and reassembling a jeep in under 4 min: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBtYXFXa5Ig
14/10/2021: Andrew Bolt is absolutely right, “To say that
Ten Countries in the EU want nuclear to be labeled ‘green energy’: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10083399/Ten-EU-countries-push-nuclear-power-labelled-green.html
14/10/2021: Where do things come from: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/sep/16/food-fraud-counterfeit-cotton-detectives-untangling-global-supply-chain?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
14/10/2021: Freedom of speech (like freedom generally) is dead in
Victorian documentary film-maker Topher Field arrested by VICPOL for 'incitement': https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/victorian-documentary-film-maker-topher-field-arrested-by-vicpol-for-incitement.html
Police have been arresting anyone who disagrees with the government: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/victorian-documentary-film-maker-topher-field-arrested-by-vicpol-for-incitement.html
“F--- Off”. Police showed up at this Aussie’s door to question him about Facebook posts which showed him at an "illegal" protest and his response is exactly what yours should be if this ever happens to you: https://notthebee.com/article/this-aussie-had-the-police-show-up-at-his-door-to-question-him-about-facebook-posts-which-showed-him-at-an-illegal-protest-and-his-response-is-exactly-what-yours-should-be-if-this-happens-to-
Indoor mask wearing for years – this from the tyrant who recently celebrated the ‘new world order’. How did we ever let ourselves be ruled by public ‘servants’? https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/27076
13/10/2021: They can hold their breath a long time: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/deep-sea-fishermen-make-a-surprise-catch/
13/10/2021: An 100 year old aircraft saves the world: https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/10/b-52-stratofortress-bomber-the-air-force-has-big-plans/
13/10/2021: "An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today." Laurence Peters.
13/10/2021: The only way out of carbon is nuclear – let’s go for it: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/suddenly-nuclear-energy-is-popular/
13/10/2021: The Amish Solution: “One thing’s clear: there's no evidence of any more deaths among the Amish than in places that shut down tight— some claim there were fewer here. That’s without masking, staying at home, or another important measure” https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/10/10/attkisson_how_amish_communities_became_the_first_to_acheive_herd_immunity_from_covid-19_in_may_2020.html
12/10/2021: And now Genderless Lego: https://babylonbee.com/news/lego-unveils-new-genderless-bricks-with-no-malefemale-connectors/
12/10/2021: The Ancient Fisherman: https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2021/10/08/humans_had_advanced_fishing_technology_12000_years_ago_in_israel_797959.html
12/10/2021: Antarctica has been cooling for 40 years, the South Pole has its coldest record ever, around 40% of surface stations say the same but still we have ‘global warming’. Seems preposterous somehow. It’s certainly been a cold wet winter and spring here. We had to buy tonnes of extra fire wood: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/south-pole-has-coldest-winter-ever-but-its-just-a-blip/ & https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/antarctica_records_coldest_winter_since_1957_media_remains_silent
12/10/2021: Just not sure what this vaccination is supposed to achieve. Infection rates are (much) higher amongst the vaccinated than the unvaccinated so there can be no argument in favour of ‘vaccination passports’ though the vaccines do seem to provide some protection from serious illness and death but are nowhere near as good as protection as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine had our governments not banned them: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/epidemic-vaccinated-latest-uk-data-shows-rate-infection-among-vaxxed-exceeds-unvaxxed-every-age-group-30/ & https://dailysceptic.org/2021/10/03/vaccine-effectiveness-hits-as-low-as-minus-66-in-the-over-40s-new-phe-data-shows/
11/10/2021: The Old Farmer’s Almanac Seasonal Forecasts – accurate for centuries, “Look at it another way, if the Old Farmer’s Almanac has a better forecast record, for 230 years, than the IPCC has for 30 years, doesn’t that tell you something?” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/09/the-old-farmers-almanac-seasonal-forecasts/
11/10/2021: No-one has been punished for these 34,000 murders from 1941: https://stljewishlight.org/top-story/34000-jews-were-murdered-at-babi-yar-in-48-hours-this-is-who-did-it/
11/10/2021: It gets worse - California moves toward ban on gas lawnmowers and leaf blowers: https://www.yahoo.com/news/california-moves-toward-ban-gas-013200302.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9wam1lZGlhLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAKRsBHTlU2mGS0JzO35_7U1NtkQez1aFbA03Y4KX2QJ0q4-OI62VFMC2EGFWan3yi-UpEp5-KrOegpiC32gVJKh_fRayElX9zzpyVuxRzLNSO11vWyWicQ_zpVgT_I1Bm8A5D2uf2Xo9lHnJkIJIgevC1UweTHTfhGgpdAYdHeAc
11/10/2021: Think about this graph and tell me we did something better than
10/10/2021: “Finley, the seven-year-old pooch from Canandaigua, New York, can hold
six tennis balls in his mouth at once, beating the previous record that was
held for a whopping 17 years by another golden retriever in
10/10/2021: Nigerian Ivermectin study: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/nigerian-study-shows-use-ivermectin-alone-treat-covid-19-effective-using-hydroxychloroquine-azithromycin-ivermectin-combined/
10/10/2021: Meanwhile Big Tech becomes more and more authoritarian: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/google-demonetizes-climate-skeptics-and-bans-denier-ads-because-skeptics-win-over-too-many-people/
10/10/2021: 450 Years Ago the
09/10/2021: The world is inherently very strange: https://futurism.com/the-byte/material-made-entirely-electrons
09/10/2021: Scientists Trace The Mysterious Origins of Social Parasitism in Ants: https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-trace-the-mysterious-origins-of-social-parasitism-in-ants But just how did it arise in humans? What could its evolutionary value possibly be? How can it be eradicated?
09/10/2021: Gina on socialism: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/gina_rinehart_urges_aussies_to_be_on_guard
09/10/2021: Merck sells its new synthetic hydroxychloroquine with a mark-up of 4000% and probably more like 100,000% as compared with the cost of the genuine article. Guess no fancy ‘studies’ will be needed to prove ite efficacy. You can bet Dictator Dan and his erstwhile cronies will not ban it. How much have they raked into their Swiss bank accounts from Merck, Pfizer & etc while millions died unnecessarily: https://theintercept.com/2021/10/05/covid-pill-drug-pricing-merck-ridgeback/
09/10/2021: So much hot air - Great graph Viv Forbes: https://australianclimatesceptics.com/?p=201
08/10/2021: The Great Houdini – if only we could find where all those elephants went they would not be ‘endangered’: https://newcriterion.com/issues/1986/10/the-case-of-harry-houdini
08/10/2021: “Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow until they stop moving.” David Burge.
08/10/2021: If coal was dead why has its price quadrupled because it is in such short supply: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/now-india-has-a-coal-crisis-too-half-the-plants-only-have-three-days-supply-left/
07/10/2021: Mask mandates don’t apply to corrupt commie tyrants: https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/26809
07/10/2021: Hackers Warn That If Demands Aren’t Met They Will Reactivate Facebook: https://babylonbee.com/news/hackers-warn-that-if-demands-arent-met-they-will-reactivate-facebook
07/10/2021: ‘Beam me up Scotty’ on the cheap – well $50K actually but who’s counting: https://spacenews.com/world-view-revives-plans-for-stratospheric-balloon-passenger-flights/
07/10/2021: Definitely time to ditch Google, get a VPN – and maybe use the Onion browser Tor too. Who knows who is watching and why and what they will do to you next: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/begins-federal-investigators-issuing-warrants-google-turn-anyone-typing-certain-search-terms/
07/10/2021: It’s an ill wind that blows no good – equivalent to greening the
07/10/2021: Sabre-rattling over
China’s financial crisis gets worse and worse: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/three-companies-join-evergrande-unable-meet-debt-obligations-far-debt-nearly-half-trillion-usd-facing-solvency-issues-china/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/chinas-local-governments-hidden-debts-estimated-8-trillion-nearly-half-countrys-gdp/ Countries may also default on Belt &Rail payments: https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/chinas-belt-and-road-faces-growing-opposition-from-participating-countries-as-debts-mount_4032174.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-10-05-1&mktids=058ce790dc9a17dcbd45313e7444e785&est=O11Fu1DyrutFcCnYy2bBvHl%2BhXNSoswFwQxqj7g8aTwPDMedABO13dD475Lo6Q%3D%3D
06/10/2021: Beware of the sheep. They may strike back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu-yuQkaFRI
06/10/2021: Not an EV – Bugatti breaks the 300 mph record. Go, you beauty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuS_bXJNync
06/10/2021: Looks like they elected the right bloke in NSW. Maybe Tony will make a return soo too: https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/politics/labor-to-target-dominic-perrottets-controversial-past-comments/news-story/fdc57a796e9f756cd480f7755d197503
06/10/2021: The Limits of Caring, “This idea that we are all each other’s shepherds, that we are all responsible for the happiness of all humankind, is paralyzing nonsense. At best, it keeps men busy arguing about things over which they have almost no control. At worst it makes men vulnerable to all sorts of manipulation by people who have already decided that they are disposable rubes — like naive retirees giving away their savings to charity grifters or high-living evangelists. Men end up giving away everything worth having to people who are ideologically incapable of even acknowledging their sacrifice.” : https://americandigest.org/long-read-of-the-week-i-dont-care-by-jack-donovan/
06/10/2021: The Ultimate Resource? This is an enormously important essay – potentially life-changing: “The stock of knowledge, which a community owns, grows when people are driven by curiosity or self-interest to risk exploring new ideas and concepts, individually or in co-operation with others. A social climate that favours individualism, enterprise, risk-taking, trust, independence and rivalry (competition) has always been conducive to the growth of knowledge. Where the gains from risk-taking and investigative discipline can be appropriated thanks to secure private property rights, knowledge tends to flourish”… Productive effort is no longer considered the main source of a good living standard. Instead, all must now be equal, irrespective of intelligence, effort and luck… Redistribution by the visible hand—by taxing and subsidising, intervening and regulating—has become a central function of government. Yet, egalitarianism stifles competition. Alas, many now deem the spontaneous capitalist order with its strictures and disciplines obsolete or objectionable…” Do read it: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/09/the-power-of-knowledge-and-the-forces-of-ignorance/
05/10/2021: Go Rukshan: https://www.facebook.com/SkyNewsAustralia/videos/2999647183630988
05/10/2021: This woman made a video to prove her dog is a vegetarian and it did not go as she planned: https://notthebee.com/article/this-woman-made-a-video-to-prove-her-dog-is-a-vegetarian-and-it-did-not-go-as-she-planned
05/10/2021: When being pleasant is not enough, indeed it is part of the problem: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/on-pleasant-people.html
05/10/2021: Letting Pandora out of the box. Heads will roll: https://www.icij.org/investigations/pandora-papers/about-pandora-papers-leak-dataset/
05/10/2021: MH370. You had only one job. Yet another tracking system (like our over-the-horizon radar system) which should have found the plane on the day it disappeared. Maybe back then there were even survivors? https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/hopes-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-could-be-found-using-new-technology/news-story/08b98b877ce5079f968b956666ddfd56
05/10/2021: The vaccinated pose more of a public health risk than the
Mandating cheap simple methods of reducing viral loads instead of attempting to
ban them might have been a great idea from the start don’t you think? I am
thinking increasing people’s Zinc and Vitamin D levels (as preventatives to
respiratory infections) and 1% Iodine nasal sprays immediately after infection
as a beginning. These have been known effective for fifty years at least. Then
it is certainly known that hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin & etc will reduce
serious infection and death by 50-90%. Millions of lives have been saved using
these methods and other millions lost for the want of them. Dictator Dan is one
of the worst mass murderers. Certainly
04/10/2021: Who was Sidney Reilly? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Reilly
04/10/2021: Yes, Tony is the PM we want and need. Hopefully he can manage the Lazarus trick before our country is totally lost: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/tony_abbott_says_country_let_down_by_government
04/10/2021: Tucker on mass hysteria: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-carlson-opening-statement-mass-hysteria/ “Abortion is love, abortion is freedom’ – how crazy can it get?
Is there any rational limit to ‘political correctness’? https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/09/lancet-journal-apologizes-after-referring-to-women-as-bodies-with-vaginas-in-latest-edition/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=d7e11c70-90e5-4db8-9bc2-a52b00fa0569
04/10/2021: “Notice how the collectivists have changed the meaning of the word
“conspiracy”. How do we discuss “a secret plan by a group to do something
unlawful or harmful.” when even the word we most want to use is now used as a
namecalling label, the implies the user is delusional…Sell the ABC now. It
Clive is quite right: our goverments have sold us out: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/former-australian-member-parliament-says-pfizer-astrazeneca-paid-lobbyists-direct-australias-leaders-push-vaccine-mandates-video/
It works so well - 63% of
03/10/2021: Excerpt (and highlights – mine) from Part 2: Fair Worl Commission Decision 27th October 2021: https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/decisionssigned/html/2021fwcfb6015.htm
 Before turning to a consideration of these reasons, it is important to set the context with some information that is publicly available and should be uncontroversial:
a. Unlike many other vaccinations such as those used to stop the spread of tetanus, yellow fever and smallpox, COVID vaccinations are not designed to stop COVID. They are designed to reduce the symptoms of the virus, however a fully vaccinated person can contract and transmit COVID.
b. The science is clear in that COVID is less serious
for those who are young and otherwise healthy compared to those who are elderly
and/or who have co-morbidities. In other words, the risk of COVID is far
greater for those who are elderly or have co-morbidities. Around 87% of those
who have died with COVID in
c. The World Health Organisation has stated that most people diagnosed with COVID will recover without the need for any medical treatment.
vaccines are only provisionally approved for use in
e. There are side effects to the COVID vaccines that are now known. That side effects exist is not a conspiracy theory.
long-term effects of the COVID vaccines are unknown, and this is recognised by
the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in
Consent is required for participation in clinical trials
 Consent is required for all participation in
a clinical trial. Consent is necessary because people have a fundamental right
to bodily integrity, that being autonomy
and self-determination over their own body without unconsented physical
intrusion. Voluntary consent for any
medical treatment has been a fundamental part of the laws of
It is legally, ethically and morally wrong to coerce a person to participate in a clinical trial.
 Coercion is not consent. Coercion is the practice of persuading someone to do something using force or threats. Some have suggested that there is no coercion in threatening a person with dismissal and withdrawing their ability to participate in society if that person does not have the COVID vaccine. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
 All COVID vaccines in
 The requirement for consent in this context is not new and should never be controversial. The Nuremburg Code (the Code), formulated in 1947 in response to Nazi doctors performing medical experiments on people during WWII, is one of the most important documents in the history of the ethics of medical research.
 The first principle of the Code is that “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential”. The Code goes on to say that “This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision….”
 Informed and freely given consent is at the heart of the Code and is rightly viewed as a protection of a person’s human rights.
 The United Nations, including through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, first proclaimed in 1948, has long recognised the right to bodily integrity.
 The Declaration of Helsinki (the Declaration), made in 1964 by the World Medical Association, is also a statement of ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects. Under the heading of “Informed Consent”, the Declaration starts with the acknowledgement that “Participation by individuals capable of giving informed consent as subjects in medical research must be voluntary”.
 The Australian Human Right Commission Act 1986 (Cth) gives effect to Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which provides in Article 7 that “…no one shall be subjected without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation”.
03/10/2021: The Constant Struggle – The Real Rukshan. He makes me proud to be an Australian, something that none of our Governments or public officials at the moment are able to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hU8b37W4f8&t=250s
The police behaviour yesterday (as usual) was deplortable: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=4292301777554457
03/10/2021: Where are you God? https://newatlas.com/biology/self-replicating-protocells-life-missing-link/
03/10/2021: “No society ever thrived because it has a large and growing class of parasites living off those who produce.” Thomas Sowell.
03/10/2021: Great religion: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/09/israel-muslim-murders-his-mother-because-she-converted-to-christianity
03/10/2021: Having instrumented bans on Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin Merck and Pfizer tweak the molecules slightly then reissue them as ‘cures’ so they can reap in the loot. How many millions died in the interim: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/covid19-world-updates-british-infection-rates-drop-as-kids-return-to-school-and-india-lifts-jab-ban/news-story/4ed3adc9a0eea9fb3f71212a81aae773 (PS Chemical name for Molnupiravir is N4-hydroxycytidine)
02/10/2021: Tucker on Oz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qf5l2nmWOY&t=726s
02/10/2021: Some pretty fair surgery 600 years ago (not by the Ottomans though): http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62355
02/10/2021: Now Government spending is ‘free’! Just how nuts is the ‘leader of the Free World’? https://pjmedia.com/columns/benshapiro/2021/09/29/no-government-spending-isnt-zero-cost-n1520427
02/10/2021: Your next car the Mercedes AA +? Maybe not: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/09/are-electric-vehicles-a-joke.php
02/10/2021: Feminism without women – your time is right: http://www.danielgreenfield.org/2021/09/feminism-without-women.html
01/10/2021: This is just tyranny and does nothing to disguise the fact that Andrews is already responsible for the deaths of 900 Victorians with Covid and will be responsible for untold many more because of his bans on cheap effective treatments. The man is a monster and must go – as Gladys has: https://www.rebelnews.com/daniel_andrews_announces_vaccine_mandate_for_all_authorised_workers
01/10/2021: What a great world record Orville. Look at him go: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/congratulations-100-year-old-orville-rogers-on-your-new-record-60m-sprint.html
01/10/2021: Good news for lunar explorers: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2291545-oxygen-and-water-for-lunar-explorers-can-be-extracted-from-moon-rocks/
01/10/2021: The ‘new’ Land Rover Defender: https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/watch-out-toyota-hilux-and-ford-ranger-2023-ineos-grenadier-4x4-dual-cab-ute-confirmed-for PS: The price of old Landies has been shooting up ever since production ceased. We are sitting on a goldmine here with four of them!
01/10/2021: Good on you Tony Abbott – Can we have you back as PM (soon) please? https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/tony-abbott-calls-out-victorias-storm-trooper-police-tactics.html
01/10/2021: A big strike against compulsory vaccination today. Let’s see how
the fascists move to suppress this. Meanwhile vaccination doesn’t seem to be
working. All over the world (Think eg
Here again is
30/09/2021: Four Horrible Months: I hinted some time back that we were having some
difficulties but could not discuss it until now.The situation has at least
partially resolved so at last I can. You might remember that back on 10th
June we had a colossal storm (10” rain overnight) which amongst other things
completely buried 100 metres of our (new) boundary fence. We had new neighbours
on that side so naturally we approached them (on 11th) first with an
offer to help out if they needed it and to inform them that the fence was lost
and that we would need a new one before the sheep lambed in late July to
prevent lamb losses from foxes (We have a vermin-proof boundary fence). As it
was practically impossible to rebuild on the current boundary we offered to
purchase a small portion of their land to create a new boundary which would not
be destroyed by future floods. This is the fourth time this has happened to us
with this boundary. No other solution was practicable. We offered to pay a very
high per acre price for the acre of land and cover all fencing, surveying and
planning costs. You would think any sensible person would jump at that instead
of face half the ($20,000) cost of repairing the flood damage and rebuilding on
the existing boundary which might be overwhelmed again the very next day!
However, we are not dealing with ‘normal’ people. Instead of agreeing to that
they both hit me with an IVO even though I had neither said nor done anything
untoward (neither did they allege I had) – and Della was always with me. This
was just a way of their getting out of paying for or resolving the fence
‘dispute’ but of course it also meant we could not discuss what was going on.
After many thousands of dollars of lawyer’s fees (which would have paid for the
fence) plus court cases and DSCV ‘mediation’ they agreed to withdraw the IVOs
and accept our fencing offer (though we fear they are getting set to resile
from it again even as I speak). Of course the police cancelled my firearms
licence and confiscated all our firearms (because of the IVO – thank Rosie
Batty for that) so that even
30/09/2021: 1438 new cases today, (Well done Dan!) “There were also another
seven deaths – all from
30/09/2021: Relativism: Multiculturalism maintains that all cultures are equally valid and that all should be allowed to flourish amongst us (presumably no matter how repugnant they are to the majority of us, to common decency, to the common law & etc). ‘Multiculturalism’ though, is itself a ‘culture’, which has no more ‘validity’ than any other – so why should it take precedence? I sense an infinite regress in their argument right there. The true fallacy of any ‘relativism’ though is that it is impossible to define anything exclusively ‘in relation to’ something else. There has to be a timeless quality against which such ‘relations’ can be measured, (eg ‘Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the world,’ as Archimedes of Syracuse said in his formulation of the principles of mechanics). ‘O no; it is an ever-fixed mark, That looks on tempests, and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.’ (Shakespeare Sonnet 116) It is these ‘timeless’ values which ‘civilised society has ever been at pains to define eg in the American Declaration of Independence, viz: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness’. Similarly, British society has ever striven to define the natures of ‘good’, ‘duty’, etc in the Law and in public morals. If we cast aside the history and contribution of the English speaking peoples, we abandon ourselves to the chaos of relativism, to multiculturalism at our extreme peril…( Hosea 8:7: ‘they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind’)
30/09/2021: What a great torch. Must get one of these: https://countycomm.com/products/ra-18650-right-angle-flood-flashlight-by-maratac?utm_source=AV_All_Users&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=AV_EMAIL%20-%20New%20Product%20FULL%209%2F29%20%28WHVkig%29&_kx=OXzQrt-IPEH7582zs4GtQqSMB7ovo6CosVZ3Em78pLRr00IogjSRt_1QwtkdMEYc.TN7xPM Or one of these: https://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/hc33
30/09/2021: Interesting links at AstralCodex. I particularly liked #9 the AI Movie Posters: https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/links-for-september
30/09/2021: What’s happening at
29/09/2021: Della will want one of these, but where to put it: https://www.artkunight.com/products/wooden-kinetic-hummingbird-sculpture
29/09/2021: Instead of ready access to Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine betadine etc we have this. Where did our freedom go?
Now they want to ban Betadine. Get your supply in and a puffer bottle before this happens and before Covid hits you. Yesterday 6 out of the 7 deaths in NSW were vaccinated folk: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-move-over-ivermectin-the-media-is-now-attacking-effective-nasal-sprays-used-against-covid
29/09/2021: What sort of energy future are we rushing towards : https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/greens-russia-renewables-industry-forces-uk-government-to-go-nuclear/ & https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/09/26/new-documentary-reveals-how-corrupt-and-destructive-green-energies-are-this-is-a-broken-system/
29/09/2021: Watch Morrison bull on about human rights at the UN while
28/09/2021: More about the myth that ‘my enemy’s enemy is my friend’. Stalin. Today
we are focusing on Xi and communist
28/09/2021: Watch Neil Oliver: “Government leaders are frightened of their own people - and there's a lot of us…Never…has so much been taken from so many by so few…Hold the line”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfvOOY0SbyA
28/09/2021: What do you think of these
27/09/2021: When You Thought You Had Everything - Hand-Carved Balinese Skulls: https://skullbliss.com/blogs/news/5-reasons-why-everyone-falls-in-love-with-skull-bliss-carved-animal-skulls?utm_campaign=1%20-%20TOF%20-%20WW%20-%20Conversions%20-%20PO&utm_content=5%20Resons%20why%20Post%20-%20Single%20-%20Vintage%20Mandala%20-%20LP5%20-%20Copy&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=WW%20TOP%20-%20Frequent%20international%20travelers%3Eskull%2C%20skeleton%20%20exp.%20int.%20-%20LC%20-%20PO
27/09/2021: The Invention of Gunpowder – an interesting read: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/medieval-gunpowder-0015865 Soon no doubt you will need a security clearance to read such stuff.
27/09/2021: Alfred Hitchcock – there has been no-one quite like him since. You can still watch hs films again and again with enjoyment, and I do. Cinematographers today mostly need to learn how to tell a story. Here’s some thoughts about his greatness, “Along with suspense, horror, and romance, Hitchcock movies depict cinematically another basic human sentiment, and do so better than any other filmmaker has done: anxiety. Donat in The 39 Steps, Grant in North by Northwest, James Stewart and Doris Day in the remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much, and other characters in Hitchcock movies find themselves in a world whose physical features are familiar but in which they are buffeted by sinister forces that they do not understand and cannot control. Their world has suddenly and unexpectedly become both baffling and frightening. They have, somehow, to navigate their way to safety in a threatening environment” : https://www.americanpurpose.com/articles/the-inescapable-alfred-hitchcock/
26/09/2021: The Human Story Gets Older and Older – and clearly these early folks had serious ocean navigation skills: https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/fossil-footprints-show-humans-north-america-21000-years-ago-rcna2169
26/09/2021: Massive Fraud in
26/09/2021: The Draconian actions of our police are being called out by foreign media (even Fox News) but here the censorship remains firm – but no Australian police force should be permitted to behave like this: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/remember-health-australias-covid-gestapo-grabbing-people-seemingly-random-beating-submission-hauling-away-outside-homes-video/ & https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/09/22/melbourne-australia-police-and-riot-squads-fire-upon-peaceful-protestors-while-media-frame-covid-anti-lockdown-protests-as-domestic-extremists/
26/09/2021: ‘O’Looney’ is a terrible name for someone who may be a conspiracy theorist or a canary. We shall see. But if half of what he says is true we should be seriously worried: https://www.redvoicemedia.com/2021/09/funeral-director-mass-vaccine-deaths-child-danger-covid-camps-genocide-planned/
25/09/2021: Off-Road Power Board: https://newatlas.com/outdoors/ungoverned-powerboard-electric-vendetta/
25/09/2021: When the most exciting object you have ever encountered is a ‘mummified’ a hazelnut cake: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62298
25/09/2021: Men Who Have No Future – a Frightening Development: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/no-kids-climate-change-and-sustainability-fears-drive-more-young-men-than-ever-to-get-a-vasectomy/ For comparison think on this, “We know that every generation in the past has faced tremendous adversity, yet found life ultimately to be worth living — which is why they had children. If our own ancestors had surrendered in the face of suffering and chaos, we wouldn’t be here: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/generation-greta-too-afraid-to-live-ryan-meeks-religion-orthodoxy-climate-change/
25/09/2021: Those who are ‘down’ on the ‘tradie’ protests are just wrong and the
police are doubly wrong in their ‘handling’ of them. I suspect that the
whole ‘lockdown’ thing was always illegal and/or unconstitutional. Anyway
I now understand why people feel we should defund the police: https://twitter.com/_evelynrae/status/1441300813142380546?s=19
Here is another example:
24/09/2021: Top 10 Totally Rad Animals God Should Have Created: https://babylonbee.com/news/top-10-totally-rad-animal-ideas-god-should-have-created
24/09/2021: On Civil Disobedience: What you should do when you live under a despotic government: https://spectator.com.au/2021/09/what-to-do-when-you-live-under-a-despotic-government/
I Tips Me Hat to Bernie Finn, the one Liberal willing to stand up to Dictator Dan and his fascist Police: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/colleagues-rebuke-liberal-mp-after-critical-police-tweet/news-story/16ff519beea628e879a3ebf36ac365e2
24/09/2021: The National Curriculum underlines what an awful crisis Australian
‘education’ is in. Forget your children learning about ‘the best that has
been thought and said’ anything of any level of difficulty such as maths,
science or grammar, or anything practical like how to bake a cake or
23/09/2021: Journey to the Centre of the Earth: A 676 km
23/09/2021: Why people protest (and ultimately why they overthrow unjust governments) because ‘human rights’ are not worth the paper they are written on, but here they are just in case you had forgotten: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/some-extracts-from-victorias-charter-of-human-rights-act-makes-you-wonder-why-they-bothered.html Here is a different list: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/far-left-liberty-victoria-opposes-liberty-to-stand-with-dan-.html
23/09/2021: What a hypocrite Patton is. How different from upright Vicpol leaders of the past such as Kel Glare: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/vic-police-chief-patton-we-dont-get-to-pick-and-choose-what-laws-we-enforce.html & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/open-letter-to-the-victorian-government-from-former-police-chief-kel-glare.html
23/09/2021: The Left just wants people dead. Why not? They have murdered hundreds of millions already. The ban on e-cigarettes is exactly the same as the ban on ivermectin: https://reason.com/2021/09/22/bureaucrats-and-politicians-seem-determined-to-cripple-a-lifesaving-alternative-to-smoking/
22/09/2021: Menagerie Manor : (Della): Home is often a bit of a ‘menagerie manor’ during lambing, but this little fellow takes the cake. Born prematurely to a maiden ewe a couple of weeks ago, we rescued him from a mud puddle next to his expired twin and brought him inside to see if we could save him with warmth and milk. We have tried, with limited success, to get him feeding off his mother, and thought they were getting somewhere until the ewe managed to stomp on him and break his leg a couple of days ago. Now he is hobbling about with a splint but hasn’t lost any of his sparkling little personality, preferring to leap (3-leggedly) out of his box next to the fire and cuddle up on a lap. We have been telling him that he will need to learn to be a paddock sheep, but he just nuzzles our hands and settles down for a nap.
22/09/2021: 9:18 am Big Earthquake at Jeeralang Junction Just Now. Everything OK.
22/09/2021: Everyone loves a puppy: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/puppy-held-hostage-for-three-days-by-wild-monkey/
22/09/2021: The Moon is Made of Green Helium 3: https://www.space.com/china-moon-rocks-as-fusion-energy-source
22/09/2021: Second thoughts about nuclear subs: Whilst they are an immense
improvement over the 12 diesel subs (by 2050), 8 nuclear (beginning in 2040)
are also too little too late: We need
this type of defence now – yesterday actually, and probably more than that. The
Chinese might not wait – on the other hand they may fall on their own swords
before it is too late: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/tony-abbott-on-the-aukus-pact-and-nuclear-submarine-deal.html
If we can get our hands straight away on some second-hand
Now Lloyd’s is now woke enough to call ships ‘it’: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/why-do-ships-have-a-gender
22/09/2021: Let’s be frank. If a vaccine does not prevent infection or
transmission, there is no scientific basis for a vaccine, and further: “It is a point of fact that countries with the highest
vaccination levels, such as
Meanwhile, the CDC has finally acknowledged that natural
exposure to Covid results in an immune response up to eleven times higher than
vaccination due to the broad spectrum response to the full viral
profile. It is no surprise that
The question then becomes, did we make a mistake by attempting mass vaccination with a rushed and woefully inefficient vaccine that has put evolutionary pressure on the virus to mutate?
Young, healthy people with an infinitesimal risk of death from Covid would have presented the perfect buffer to stop transmission if we had reserved our vaccines for the old, frail, and high-risk patients” : https://spectator.com.au/2021/09/passport-to-hell/ This woman is very, very clever.
And Again – Dr Ted Noel gives the real gen on why vaccines don’t work: https://richardsonpost.com/ted-noel-md/23566/why-covid-vaccines-are-a-really-bad-idea/
21/09/2021: Matthew Guy, Now is Your Hour. Get out and join the people fighting Andrews’ fascist dictatorship: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/protesters-vow-to-return-after-construction-workers-antivaccine-protest-at-cfmeu-hq-turns-violent/news-story/292e8ef0849c7d54d551951f60315b44 & https://www.rebelnews.com/live_construction_workers_stage_freedom_protest_in_melbourne
21/09/2021: Some good news for once. I need a new knee soon – hope the docs are on top of this by then: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-antimicrobial-coating-orthopedic-implants-dangerous.html
21/09/2021: Give the mainstream the flick: https://www.rebelnews.com/news
21/09/2021: Well Said Neil Oliver: https://www.rebelnews.com/neil_oliver_upcoming_months_will_determine_britain_country_gb_news
21/09/2021: Might be a good idea to catch up with Sharri Markson’s doco: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/sars-2-when-did-intelligence-agencies-know-it-was-almost-certainly-a-lab-leak/
Meanwhile, Has everyone forgotten about
20/09/2021:Vicpol is out of Control - Watch them deliberately knock over an elderly woman breaking her hip and pepper spraying her in the face whilst she was exercising her democratic right to protest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSJr2Ijh2ws
This is the cowardly ‘officer’ who perpetrated this outrage: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/shock-video-nazi-australian-cop-knocks-down-elderly-woman-breaks-her-hip-then-pepper-sprays-her-directly-in-the-face/
20/09/2021: If no-one comes from the future to stop you doing it then how bad can it be? Robert Heinlein.
20/09/2021: If the earth has been warming, why has
20/09/2021: The Red Pill: “The CDC has cautioned Americans against taking the red pill, as it can lead to severe side effects such as "realizing the truth about the way our society is manipulated by the elites" and "spending all your time on YouTube watching Jordan Peterson videos." https://babylonbee.com/news/cdc-cautions-against-taking-the-red-pill
20/09/2021: Trudeau dealing with "those who still resist" – hopefully he is tossed out tomorrow: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/trudeau-dealing-with-those-who-still-resist.html
19/09/2021: A Reminder: Sir Robert Peel’s principle of policing:
1. To prevent crime and disorder, as an alternative to their repression by military force and severity of legal punishment.
2. To recognise always that the power of the police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behavior, and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect.
3. To recognise always that to secure and maintain the respect and approval of the public means also the securing of the willing cooperation of the public in the task of securing observance of laws.
4. To recognise always that the extent to which the cooperation of the public can be secured diminishes proportionately the necessity of the use of physical force and compulsion for achieving police objectives.
5. To seek and preserve public favor, not by pandering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to law, in complete independence of policy, and without regard to the justice or injustice of the substance of individual laws, by ready offering of individual service and friendship to all members of the public without regard to their wealth or social standing, by ready exercise of courtesy and friendly good humor, and by ready offering of individual sacrifice in protecting and preserving life.
6. To use physical force only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient to obtain public cooperation to an extent necessary to secure observance of law or to restore order, and to use only the minimum degree of physical force which is necessary on any particular occasion for achieving a police objective.
7. To maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and that the public are the police, the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
8. To recognise always the need for strict adherence to police-executive functions, and to refrain from even seeming to usurp the powers of the judiciary of avenging individuals or the State, and of authoritatively judging guilt and punishing the guilty.
9. To recognise always that the test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, and not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them.
19/09/2021: Just a Taste of George Mackay Brown the Shakespeare of the Orkneys:
The Road Home
As I came home from
The ships were on the tide:
I saw the kirk of Magnus
Down by the water side:
The blesséd brave Saint Magnus
Who bowed his head and died.
His shining life was shorn away,
His kirk endureth to this day.
As I came home from
The ships were on the tide.
As I came home from Birsay
A sower, all in tatters,
Strode, scattering the seed, immense
Against the sunset bars,
And through his fingers, with the night,
Streamed all the silver stars.
I watched him (leaning on a gate)
Scatter the glowing seeds of fate:
As I came home from Birsay
Against the sunset bars.
As I came home from Sandwick
A star was in the sky.
The northern lights above the hill
Were streaming broad and high.
The tinkers lit their glimmering fires,
Their tents were pitched close by.
But the city of the vanished race
Lay dark and silent in that place.
As I came home from Sandwick
A star was in the sky.
19/09/2021: Interesting Idea: Purple Paint Law=Private Property No Trespassing. No
Hunting. No Fishing etc. Enacted in:
19/09/2021: I think this is a fair comment on the protests. Allowing CFMEU but blocking anti-lockdown protests is bound to provoke trouble: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/insightful-comment-about-victoria-police-state-tactics-from-our-reader-ceres.html You can see it in the video: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/melbourne-protests-turn-violent/
19/09/2021: Do vaccines ever ‘cause’ problems? Actually, Yes: https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/2017_dengue_vaccine_controversy_in_the_Philippines & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mass-vaccination-promotes-viral-evolution-towards-more-infectious-variants/
Remember the Sars Vaccine Disaster of
The FDA hearings are worrisome too: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/bombshell-testimony-from-doctors-at-fda-vaccine-booster-hearing/
18/09/2021: More than 90 years after starting,
18/09/2021: The Ignoble Prizes - Boldly Going Where Others Fear to Tread, “The research experimentally demonstrated a sexual orgasm is more effective at clearing nasal pathways than a decongestant” https://newatlas.com/science/rhinos-sexual-decongestants-2021-ig-nobel-prizes/
18/09/2021: Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0807014273/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0807014273&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=ec77f79f436f10db3c27ea1cc02a8bb2&asin=0807014273&revisionId=&format=4&depth=1 Also available at PirateBay.
18/09/2021: Not so human after all: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evolution-human-origins/human-papillomavirus-0015814
In contrast to an ineffective and dangerous vaccine Ivermectin
obliterates 97 percent of
17/09/2021: Compulsory Gun Ownership: ‘Deconstruction’ is an ‘intellectual
phenomenon which ‘informs’ almost all Leftist ‘thought’ in this country (and
others). It is the ‘intellectual’ heir of Hegelianism and Marxism, and
ultimately traces its roots to Plato’s ‘sophists’ (Those whose task was ‘to
make the worst appear the better reason’ as Socrates puts it). It is in my view
the Greatest evil of the modern age: its every intent is to invert everything,
to turn good into evil, evil into good & etc…to destroy every tradition,
every established truth - and replace it with its own perverted creeds. Every
‘issue’ it battens upon becomes weirdly distorted. It attacks time-tested
traditional views, describing them as the ‘orthodoxy’, shortening the phrase to
the ‘doxy’, so as to conflate them with a common word for a cheap prostitute,
and thereby further debase them. It does not take them on intellectually; it
just seeks to bury those views as somehow ‘no longer fashionable’. For example:
hunting has been seen as a good for the majority of time and for the vast
majority of people alive today or who have ever lived. (You can substitute for
the word, ‘hunting’ in the previous sentence other long recognised ‘goods’, eg:
‘self-defence’, ‘marriage’, ‘honesty’, ‘thrift’, ‘honour’, ‘truth’,
‘patriotism’…you get the point!) Today, the ‘deconstructionists’ in the guise
of ‘Greens’, ‘Animal Liberationists’, ‘vegetarians’, ‘Whole Earthers’…want us
to perceive hunting as generally evil, cruel, unnecessary, unwholesome,
barbaric…It is a strange and monstrous inversion of values. Most people who
have ever lived have valued hunting highly, not only the many wholesome skills
involved but the ethos of providing for oneself and one’s family, independence,
oneness with nature, the continuity of a tradition and a sense of belonging in
a tradition of one’s forebears. Then there is self-defence. I believe most
people actually believe that you (ought to) have a right to defend yourself (if
necessary with deadly force). From circa the
C13th to the early C20th you were able (or, it was normal; I won’t say
‘allowed’) to carry a ‘handgun’ or pistol for this purpose and many (most)
people did. Crimes against the person rose by 2000% when this ‘right’ was
revoked around the time of WW1 (in
17/09/2021: The West must not be allowed to fail. Its value to humanity is too great. A Really Important Essay by Kevin Donnelly: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/09/you-dont-win-if-you-dont-fight/
17/09/2021: More News about how
Good Lord: 30,305 people died within 21 days of having a Covid-19
Vaccine in England during the first 6 months of 2021 according to ONS data
“The reason people have been requesting to know the number of people to have
died within 28 days of having a Covid-19 vaccine is because these are the exact
same parameters that have been used to count alleged Covid-19 deaths for the
majority of the alleged pandemic. Deaths are counted as Covid-19 if they occur
within 28 days of a positive test” https://theexpose.uk/2021/09/15/30k-people-died-within-21-days-of-having-a-covid-19-vaccine-in-england/
17/09/2021: Personal Carbon Allowances – this is what the communists amongst us will be imposing next: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/09/10/delingpole-personal-carbon-allowances-your-next-stop-on-the-road-to-global-tyranny/
16/09/2021: Don’t rush out and start eating sticky tape by the handful but this looks promising: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-fountain-youth-ageing-stem-cells.html
Making haste slowly on aging: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-protein-reverses-aging-skeletal-muscle.html
16/09/2021: Nuclear Subs at Last – Well Done Scott. Now we may have a chance of national survival: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/major-policy-flip-from-australia-out-with-french-diesel-subs-and-in-with-nuclear-ones/
16/09/2021: God Wondering What On Earth This Televangelist Speaking In Tongues Is Saying. Unfortunately all religious drivel is of the selfsame quality. Long since time all religion was banned/binned. “According to sources, the Almighty is still waiting patiently for Copland to talk to him in plain English and confess his sins” https://babylonbee.com/news/god-wondering-what-on-earth-this-televangelist-speaking-in-tongues-is-saying
16/09/2021: The unmistakable Ivermectin miracle in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh –yet our FDA is banning its use: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-the-unmistakable-ivermectin-miracle-in-the-indian-state-of-uttar-pradesh & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/huge-uttar-pradesh-india-announces-state-covid-19-free-proving-effectiveness-deworming-drug-ivermectin/
Big Government: “you shall die of Covid and nothing but Covid”. First they banned Hydroxychloroquine, now they are banning Ivermectin too: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/tga-bans-largely-safe-drug-because-people-might-not-get-vaxed/
15/09/2021: AOC wearing a ‘Tax the
Rich’ dress to a $30,00 per head party – am I alone in remembering when
15/09/2021: We “spent more on taxes in 2020 than they did on food, clothing, healthcare and entertainment combined” Government’ is so out of control and must urgently be reined in eg reducing it by 10% per annum until it finally disappears. There is no way I would want to spend more on Government than I do on food! https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/terence-p-jeffrey/americans-spent-more-taxes-2020-food-clothing-healthcare-and
15/09/2021: Climate freaks make it up
as they go along, “The real danger in modern
15/09/2021: Sarah Hanson Young (and the ABC) are such garbage. Both should at very least cease to receive Government funding after this latest vile canard: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/genius-researcher-with-the-video-evidence-of-shy-abcs-false-accusation-against-cory-bernardi.html
15/09/2021: Of course you get headlines like this when the TGA decides it will ban Ivermectin, the best proven treatment: “I’m scared to get vaccinated because apparently it makes you more prone to get covid from the unvaccinated”; “They are using Ivermectin on the Vaxxed in Australian hospitals to make it appear like the jab works.” https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/tga-bans-largely-safe-drug-because-people-might-not-get-vaxed/
Lies, damned Lies and – What do those hospitalisation figures actually mean: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/09/covid-hospitalization-numbers-can-be-misleading/620062/
14/09/2021: Your Papers Please:
14/09/2021: Of course it is true - Biden's
Decisions Will Force
13/09/2021: Incredible People – Sophie Scholl: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57008360
13/09/2021: Ultimately the Left don’t just want to censor you or cancel your bank account; they want you dead, just like the hundreds of millions they have killed already: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/09/02/the-left-doesnt-just-want-to-censure-you-on-social-media-they-also-want-to-close-your-bank-accounts/
13/09/2021: Dan intends the most Draconian gun laws in the world and with no excuse – there is nothing licenced firearms owners have done to warrant this. The worst thing is ti removes all normal legal process ie an alleged offence, a charge, a trial, a right of appeal etc. Everything is simply in the arbitrary power of a faceless policeman:: https://www.nationalshooting.org.au/victorian-shooters-to-face-10-year-gun-bans-for-stepping-out-of-line/?mc_cid=22a6fe633e
12/09/2021: Hang Gliding With a Flock of Wild Geese: https://twitter.com/i/status/1436504348637507587
12/09/2021: Matthew Guy is a dunce: Bring back Jeff Kennett and Tony Abbott too please. So fed up with these so-called Conservatives or ‘watermelons’. Stand for something guys! https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/victorias-lame-liberal-leader-tells-the-abc-hes-up-for-vaccine-passports-and-mandatory-vaccination.html
12/09/2021: The Falling Man – but
over 200 people jumped to their deaths from the
12/09/2021: How Biden celebrated 9/11:
11/09/2021: Meanwhile, the farting world records. Just to get you started, “the longest fart ever is over two and a half minutes long. And the loudest fart blasted over 190 decibels—a vehicle siren is only around 120 decibels—by someone else named Alvin Meshits” (sic) https://recordsetter.com/farting-world-records
11/09/2021: So many things in this video ought not to be happening in this country: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/horribly-confronting-video-of-apparently-dying-man-handcuffed-by-nsw-police.html
11/09/2021: Long past time someone
called out these ‘reef nutters’. Yes, not so long ago when you could walk to
11/09/2021: The lefties are quite mad with their bans on ‘native’ logging. First Andrews and now McGowan in WA. It is apparently fine to burn all such forests down completely episodically killing everything in them but not to ‘use’ them for any purpose whatsoever. : https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-08/logging-of-wa-native-forests-to-be-banned-in-state-budget-plan/100443070
11/09/2021: What kinds of weird experiments have these people been carrying out. Why even is communist China toying with these bioweapons: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/bizarre-early-samples-from-wuhan-patients-also-have-bits-of-influenza-nipah-leukemia-hiv/ Maybe the awful regimes days are numbered: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/exclusive-beginning-chinas-economic-collapse-largest-issuer-chinas-commercial-paper-evergrande-facing-bankruptcy-entire-world-economy-likely-impacted/
10/09/2021: Let’s do some maths. Government have now (very belatedly) released some data on who died (866 – average age 87) of Covid in Oz (of the 28,500 who contracted it ie = 3%) and why, ie some other major ‘cause” of death including dementia 29%, chronic heart disease 24%, diabetes 13%, hypertension 11% and chronic respiratory disease 11% = 88% in total. No doubt some of the other 12% had underlying health conditions which would also have killed them anyway (including morbid obesity for example). Does anyone seriously believe that these people could have been ‘saved’ or that those (such) who did not die from covid are still alive? Or that it matters at an average age at death of 87 – several years greater than the ‘normal’ average age of death? It is claimed we have ‘saved’ an additional 12,900 people with all our reckless spending and downright tyranny. But what about the cost? It is actually many millions per ‘life’ saved and clearly billions if we think in terms of years of life saved – or ‘lifetimes’ saved. (The average per capita debt as a result of this is nearly $40,000). As I said at the beginning of this ‘pandemic’ – and many times since - this was zany irresponsible over-reach. Practically nothing should have been done to save my life (I am in the ‘vulnerable’ age group) other than making sure my Vitamin D and Zinc levels were up to scratch and that I received the ‘cures’ (Hydroxychloroquine, Ivomec etc) as soon as I came into contact with it (both of which things we had to do ourselves against some government resistance to tell the truth). Such sensible measures would have cost perhaps $100 per life ‘saved’ – and we would still have a country. Let’s not waste a single dollar more or a single extra day on this covid nonsense: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/stark-toll-of-pandemic-on-nations-health/news-story/90f174db72a75e98cdbcecdc422494cc
10/09/2021: So many good things about this photo I had to share it: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=397035308448619&set=a.205848817567270
10/09/2021: Professors in
10/09/2021: Eat Your Fishies Folks - Stable memory test scores for Alzheimer's patients with omega-3 intake: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-stable-memory-scores-alzheimer-patients.html
10/09/2021: How socialist economics works - FDR’s policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate: https://www.ff.org/fdrs-policies-prolonged-depression-by-7-years-ucla-economists-calculate/
10/09/2021: First they came for the billionaires: https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/internet/china-erases-billionaire-actress-zhao-wei-from-history/news-story/94100f6569377078cfeee411f5fc3538
09/09/2021: “Eighty percent of success is showing up”. Woody Allen. That’s right folks. The most important thing you do every day is getting off you’re a—e.
09/09/2021: A seriously important
book about an awful development: “American society has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and
are consciously and unconsciously going “on strike.” They are dropping out of
college, leaving the workforce and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming
rates…As Men on Strike demonstrates, men aren’t dropping out because they are
stuck in arrested development. They are instead acting rationally in response
to the lack of incentives society offers them to be responsible fathers,
husbands and providers. In addition, men are going on strike, either consciously
or unconsciously, because they do not want to be injured by the myriad of laws,
attitudes and hostility against them for the crime of happening to be male in
the twenty-first century. Men are starting to fight back against the backlash.
Men on Strike explains their battle cry” https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OFK22Y8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00OFK22Y8&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=544c9139de7d1f34cf08e64a8c26a72a An example, “At the close of the 2020-21 academic
year, women made up 59.5% of college students, an all-time high, and men 40.5%,
according to enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse, a
nonprofit research group.
09/09/2021: ‘Cancel’ Culture is even more ominous than you suspected: https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2021/09/04/what-happens-when-you-get-canceled-and-why-n413853
08/09/2021: When animals fight back. Let's hope they don't get guns: https://www.sciencealert.com/a-complex-form-of-empathy-boars-hatch-breakout-plan-to-save-two-piglets
08/09/2021: Just Wow. Move Over Norman Borlaug. Crop Yields Up 50% How Good Is This: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/09/06/in-a-blow-to-climate-whiners-a-new-breakthrough-creates-crops-that-can-grow-50-more-potatoes-and-rice/
08/09/2021: Dan the Tyrant – Next the
Unvaccinated will be denied medical services in
07/09/2021: Vive Clint Eastwood: Even at 91 he can still play RandyYates: https://pjmedia.com/culture/stephen-kruiser/2021/09/06/eastwood-flexes-iconic-clout-to-keep-the-cowboy-movie-alive-in-cry-macho-n1475940
07/09/2021: Remember this too when you think maybe the Left led the charge against ‘racism’: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/day-history-democrats-murder-4-former-slaves-5-republicans-clinton-ms-picnic-go-slaughter-another-50-100-blacks-following-week/
07/09/2021: Not my favourite 2021
‘Band’. What the ‘Taliband’ mean by the term ‘screw you’: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/taliban-terrorists-execute-pregnant-female-police-officer-home-front-family-use-screwdrivers-pick-brains/
Hard to believe they will nonetheless inherit the UN Women’s
Let’s Get rid of the UN: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/not-long-to-go-now.html
07/09/2021: Unbelievable: The only thing wrong with Ivermectin is it did not make money for Big Pharma but the new Pfivermectin will: Less than $1 a day https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/israeli-scientist-on-ivermectin-study-treating-covid-for-under-1-per-day.html or this: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/79363/
06/09/2021: At last a biodegradeable shoe: https://laughingsquid.com/sneature-biodegradable-shoe/
06/09/2021: “Young people dream of being rich, and rich people dream of being young.” They are certainly pouring their money into it anyway: https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/09/04/1034364/altos-labs-silicon-valleys-jeff-bezos-milner-bet-living-forever/
06/09/2021: I know it is probably illegal for me to say so but I am opposed to this: https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2021/09/04/its-nice-that-pete-buttigieg-and-husband-chasten-posted-a-pic-of-their-new-children-but-why-from-a-hospital-bed/ and this: https://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2021/08/danger-will-robinson.html Like genital mutilation, trangenderism, pedophilia, fatherlessness etc I just think all these things are child abuse. Children ought to just have a normal childhood.
06/09/2021: Trust the Science? Sure can’t – and this is how the scam works: https://quillette.com/2021/08/30/the-social-science-monoculture-doubles-down/
For example, the idea that Delta is more deadly is false – a peak hospitalization rate amongst children of 1.5 per 100,000 is not a cause for alarm: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-delta-severe-childhood-covid.html
05/09/2021: The Smoke of a Candle After Blowing It Out: https://twistedsifter.com/2021/08/the-smoke-of-a-candle-after-blowing-it-out/
05/09/2021: The Gruesome Tale of the Laughing
Death Epidemic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEMXI0qqLT
A friend of mine who was a patrol officer in NG was instrumental in wiping
out this dread disease when I was a student at
05/09/2021: Nuclear Fusion is on its way – perhaps less than 15 years now. This result from Lawrence Livermore Laboratory is a milestone, “announced this week that it had extracted energy from an object the size of a lemon pip at the rate of 10 quadrillion watts (joules per second), albeit for only 100 trillionths of a second. That’s roughly 500 times faster than the entire human population consumes energy” https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-radical-potential-of-nuclear-fusion/
05/09/2021: Equimec Paste: Apparently people are taking this horsewormer because they haven’t got a script for Stromectol (the human ivermectin vermifuge). There is no legal reason why you can’t get a script for the latter. Equimec is clearly formulated for horses hence the name - and comes in a standard 600 kg horse dose so you would only need 10% of that anyway, but the adjuvant in it is for horses so that might upset your tummy too. Over 200 million Indians have safely taken the human version (for Covid) and over 4 billion people have safely taken the medicine for one thing or another (mainly parasites), but do get the human version: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174194815433?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=705-159824-816807-4&mkcid=2&itemid=174194815433&targetid=4585444530151277&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=&poi=&campaignid=412352395&mkgroupid=1309518645581565&rlsatarget=pla-4585444530151277&abcId=9300543&merchantid=136820 Here’s how well the drug works out in scientific studies however: https://journals.lww.com/americantherapeutics/fulltext/2021/06000/review_of_the_emerging_evidence_demonstrating_the.4.aspx
Mind you the meme about people ‘overdosing’ with Ivermectin was completely false: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/oklahoma-dr-jason-mcelyea-spreads-fear-porn-people-taking-ivermectin-flooding-local-hospitals-turns-complete-lie-fake-news-ran-anyway/ & https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1434591443855753220.html
04/09/2021: I suspect I need this book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1735728500/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1735728500&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=33e98b0643da683ee8e1de63c6b94dbe
04/09/2021: If you had not yet realised that all ‘fact checkers (Snopes, That’s Nonsense, Facebook etc) were just commies and liars, maybe this will help make up your mind: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/deansterlingjones/snopes-cofounder-plagiarism-mikkelson
04/09/2021: Move Over Automobiles: Bike riding causes 4 in 5 sports-linked spinal injuries in U.S: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/08/26/sports-injuries-spine-bikes-study/5371629924986/
03/09/2021: An Interesting review: “Slingerland defends getting drunk. Drinking has always played a role in “enhancing creativity, alleviating stress, building trust, and pulling off the miracle of getting fiercely tribal primates to cooperate with strangers.” There is archaeological evidence that brewing precedes baking”: https://www.splicetoday.com/consume/drunk-the-vital-pleasure-of-getting-hammered
03/09/2021: Time all this happened in Oz. Sick of my hard-earned being wasted on commies on the ABC/SBS. If folk want to fund them go ahead, waste your money. I do not: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/backlash-cancel-culture-boycott-increases-audience-for-gb-news-in-the-uk/
03/09/2021: Vaccinated or not, we are all going to die; it’s just a question of what of? Heart disease is still the most likely thing to take you out: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-fully-vaccinated-are-more-likely-to-die-from-bee-stings-than-covid-19
02/09/2021: Honey & Spot's news: Four lovely Jack Russell puppies. Three girls and a boy. Here he is:: white with a fawn spot on his head. She was giving birth this morning as I did my Facebook posts about a metre from my computer. Parents and puppies doing well. We are allowed to sell them (vaccinated) in a couple of months time. PM us if you want to put your dibs on one.
02/09/2021: DIY Ultralight Camp Shoes: I get it that you might not be able to sew but I don’t get that you can’t learn and can somehow afford to buy $500+ tents and other such nonsense but you can’t buy a $200 sewing machine and make your own even better tent for <$50, but maybe I can start you on that road with a very cheap very light camp shoe.
If you have maybe tried out the 15 gram I posted about here or the slightly better or maybe had a go at the or these you might like this mod of the Toughened Foam Flip-Flops which . ‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’ they say. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/09/02/diy-ultralight-camp-shoes/
02/09/2021: Sub 100 Grams Carbon Fibre Hiking Poles: We have been using the for quite a while now but we admit that we would benefit from saving an ounce per arm with these little guys so we are going to try a pair out at US$88 per Pair. If you would understand why you should read these posts: & & . Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/08/29/sub-100-grams-carbon-fibre-hiking-poles/
02/09/2021: Skinners 2.0
02/09/2021: Beer drinking just has to be good for you if people have been doing it for 9.000 years: https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/926955
02/09/2021: Everything you need to know about the AR-15 – great DIY project for those who live in more enlightened countries: https://www.americanrifleman.org/content/back-to-basics-ar-15-101/
02/09/2021: Makes a big difference if you count folks as having died ‘with’ covid rather than ‘from’ it. Then you start to see that hardly anyone actually dies ‘from’ it. Bizarrely enough people actually died before Covid: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9937169/Coronavirus-Australia-NSW-Health-switches-recording-deaths-instead-Covid.html
02/09/2021: Things to look forward to
under Islam: I am no great fan of music either but murdering musicians seems a
bit extreme even to me: https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2021/08/31/kinder-gentler-taliban-murder-afghan-folk-singer-because-music-is-un-islamic-n1474734
01/09/2021: Our brave boys and girls in blue. This evil must end: https://twitter.com/i/status/1432591608176799758
01/09/2021: Some (rare) good news for men (or – to be gender neutral – those who stand up to pee): https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/08/25/enlarged-prostate-may-not-mean-cancer/9761629902024/
01/09/2021: Ingenious: How the Taliban use captured American helicopters: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/taliban-hang-man-from-blackhawk-helicopter-in-show-of-dominance-over-biden/
Who will help them fight the Taliban. That’s all folks: https://asiatimes.com/2021/08/taliban-face-stiff-resistance-from-panjshir-rebels/
01/09/2021: The ‘climate’ industry really don’t give a jot about ‘the world’ or ‘nature’. It is all just about power and themselves. Nuclear is clearly the best available method of ‘de-carbonising’ supposing you were foolish enough to want to do so, but it is completely verboten to even talk about it even though safe nuclear (with no radioactivity or weapons potential eg thorium reactors) has been around all my life: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/un-climate-conference-banishes-nuclear-industry-china-and-renewables-investors-relieved/
31/08/2021: Are mobile phones about to have a satphone feature? About time actually one did not have to carry 2-3 pieces of equipment. This will save lives: https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/apple-iphone-13-to-reportedly-feature-satellite-connectivity/
31/08/2021: An important post from the everythingcaravanandcamping website: “Why do people not put the toilet seats down in the caravan parks? It drives me crazy I am so scared one day a snake is going to bite my backside. After he has gone in there to get the frog that had gone in. Most parks have signs about it” Now you know the correct answer to this age-old question folks.
31/08/2021: Peterson’s point about the role of the Jester (Remember ‘King Lear’) is just so apposite: https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/08/27/john-cleese-cancel-culture-show-to-confront-the-woke-generation-rewriting-the-rules-on-what-can-and-cant-be-said/
31/08/2021: The FDA is going all-out
to demonise the use of Ivermectin even though it has saved literally tens of
millions of lives (from covid) and many more from nasty parasites. Do you
suppose it coud be anything to do with the reality that they allowed hordes of
people to die untreated with his inexpensive wonder drug – probably 500,000 in
30/08/2021: But who would have thought it could be lost in a heartbeat: “As Ronald Reagan once warned, “Freedom can be lost in one generation”. Should this realisation grow and spread, should it touch a nerve in those who have been cruelled by the lockdowns and appalled at the incoherent arrogance of the leaders who impose them, there is light ahead.” A great essay by Ron Pike: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/08/democracys-not-dead-just-wobbly-ron-pike/
30/08/2021: There really are things you can do to help yourself – of course you might not want an extra decade of life: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/08/28/heart-attack-get-healthy-add-years/4771630095484/
30/08/2021: How Prescient Were the Greats of SciFi: https://notthebee.com/article/someone-found-this-1976-interview-with-author-and-futurist-arthur-c-clarke-and-his-predictions-about-the-future-were-so-accurate-itll-blow-your-mind
30/08/2021: Whatever happened to our freedom? No, we are no going to get it back (at least without a struggle). This is just one example. (NB: Choose your VPN wisely and always use it): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/surveillance-state-identify-disrupt-bill-will-give-australian-authorities-access-citizens-social-media-email-account-without-consent-allow-add-delete-information-send/
30/08/2021: The Honourable Dead Are So Boring: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/disgusting-joe-biden-checks-watch-dignified-transfer-american-heroes-killed-incompetence-done-yet/
29/08/2021: Lockdowns that kill. Well done ‘saving’ lives folks. Then of course we have all the kids, business owners, elderly etc suiciding because they can’t stand it any more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/completely-unnecessary-4-newborns-die-denied-life-saving-heart-surgery-unavailable-not-transferred-another-facility-due-australias-draconian-covid-travel/
29/08/2021: Nothing beats thinking things through for yourself. That’s why we have a democracy. ‘We’re told to ‘follow the science’ — yet some of it is just plain wrong’: https://nypost.com/2021/08/26/were-told-to-follow-the-science-yet-some-of-it-is-just-plain-wrong/
29/08/2021: ‘The Effect of Nipple Erection on Intended and Expected Altruism’. Remember you pay for this stuff. Follow trhe science man: https://www.t-nation.com/sex-hormones/news-sex-study-male-behavior/
29/08/2021: Lord Monckton is right –
our political masters can’t do simple maths. There is just not enough
‘warming’ to avoid (even if everything about ‘greenhouse’ CO2 theory is right –
which it is not anyway) to justify shutting down our economies to achieve it.
Besides that little bit of warming (still getting us nowhere near as warm as we
were in the Middle Ages, Ancient
28/08/2021: How heroic is this – I am constantly astonished at how different people are from each other. Some people do really stand out from the crowd: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/operation-pineapple-express-rogue-team-retired-us-vets-rescue-afghan-allies-secret-missions-conducted-behind-bidens-back/
28/08/2021: Wildlife will have to learn to adapt to foxes. That is all: https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-08-25/rambo-fox-pilliga-forest-wildlife-conservation-/100404864?utm_medium=social&utm_content=sf248881757&utm_campaign=fb_abc_news&utm_source=m.facebook.com&sf248881757=1
28/08/2021: How good is the (Pfizer) vaccine – sounds like if you are young you should get some Ivermectin then try to get the virus instead: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/new-israeli-study-finds-fully-vaccinated-people-greater-risk-hospitalization-13-times-likely-catch-covid-19-recovered-natural-immunity/
27/08/2021: Everyone should pay some income tax the level of which should rise (or fall) as does Government spending. If it is your money you may be a little more interested/concerned about how it is spent and on what: https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/08/61-percent-of-americans-paid-no-federal-income-tax-in-2020-up-from-44-percent-in-2019.html
27/08/2021: Sic transit gloria mundi. Great phrase - or in layman’s terms there are just so many bullshit wankers in the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sic_transit_gloria_mundi
27/08/2021: How dumb is Trudeau: https://twitter.com/i/status/1429899355046105131
We have the same sort of clap-trap here. You know the meme: ‘How dare you
(unvaccinated) bogans ‘endanger’ my sainted aunt, small children etc?’ How
could they ‘endanger’ those who ought not face any danger (because they are
already vaccinated (or doesn’t it work –well, No) or are immune/unaffected
anyway? I am so over all this Leftist bullshit! This
Much better to get the disease anyway (given Ivermecin is more effective than the vaccine) as it confers better immunity: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/covid-study-natural-immunity-vs-vaccine-immunity/
27/08/2021: After releasing 5,000
terrorists from Bagram Prison how much worse do you think it can get? A dozen
US servicemen & etc blown to mincemeat in
From Geoffrey of Perth, “Just heard
Biden talking about the suicide bombers at the
26/08/2021: How soon will we return to the moon: https://www.sciencealert.com/spacex-thinks-it-can-return-humanity-to-the-moon-before-2024
26/08/2021: Woke Yale. You have to
ask yourself where
26/08/2021: All I’m asking for is the right to the same weapons that I paid the Taliban to own.
26/08/2021: Get Vaccinated or Starve: We were among the very first who chose to be vaccinated (Astra Zenica) but there is no way I can accept this terrible tyranny: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/the-gestapo-is-back-in-france/
25/08/2021: A New Rocket Engine: https://www.inceptivemind.com/japan-tests-rotating-detonation-engine-first-time-space/20698/
25/08/2021: Understanding Theocracy. Just
like any other form of dictatorship the folk who have to live under such
systems rarely give them their heartfelt support (no matter what crocodile
tears they may sometimes be forced to produce). The people who actually have to
live in Islamic hell-holes like
25/08/2021: BTW: This is what we got from the ‘first wave’ of Afghan ‘refugees’. Get ready for more ‘fun’: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/refugee-specialist-admits-afghans-are-the-most-violent-brutal-gang-rapes-are-now-common-in-europe-flashback/
25/08/2021: Who creates truth: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/hello-conflict-alphabet-owns-youtube-google-and-12-of-company-that-makes-astrazenica-vax/
Keeping Fear Alive, “While the variant is more infectious, the evidence does not show it to be any more lethal. In fact, the current mortality rate among American children with Covid is lower than it was last year—and last year many more children died of the flu than of Covid” : https://www.city-journal.org/will-policymakers-let-the-covid-crisis-end?wallit_nosession=1 & https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/08/australia_has_gone_stark_raving_mad.html
24/08/2021: David Leyonhjelm - How Much Debt (Pain) Can We Bear? “The problem is, with well over half the population in receipt of government funding, neither side of politics has the political courage to take it on. There are no votes in telling people they are not entitled to other people’s money” https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/08/revealed-how-much-debt-the-government-has-racked-up-for-each-of-us/
24/08/2021: Covid Zero is not sustainable. Never was: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/miranda-devine/miranda-devine-will-australia-learn-lessons-from-spanish-flu-epidemic/news-story/e9e670186dbe0b125c30a32ea753a687
24/08/2021: Trump Won: 15 Million Mail-in Ballots Remain Unaccounted for (Biden’s
Margin 43,000). Results of the
24/08/2021: A Complete List of the Military Equipment Joe Biden gave the Taliban (including 10,000 ground to air missiles – forget about flying anywhere folks): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/worse-thought-complete-list-armaments-us-leaving-taliban-islamist-groups-enough-fortify-years-secret-warehouse-us-equipment-captured/
23/08/2021: They Cannot Arrest All Of Us: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/aussie-goes-william-wallace/
23/08/2021: Prof Borody: Ivermectin in combination with zinc and doxycycline – a year ago now but still ‘banned’ here, “For the SARS CoV2 virus we recommended the use of a combination of Zinc and Doxycycline with Ivermectin when treating patients already sick with the virus. When taking Ivermectin as prophylaxis. The recommendation is 25-50mg of Zinc daily and 1000iu of Vit D3 daily, together with a 0.2mg/kg dose of Ivermectin on Day 01 and Day 03 then once weekly to about once every two weeks depending on the risk the person faces. Breaks when COVID numbers are low or risk of infection are low is recommended.” https://www.biznews.com/mailbox/2021/08/18/ivermectin-mdladla & https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/ivermectin-treatment-could-bring-us-all-together-by-christmas/ar-BB18CPW4
23/08/2021: A useful book - The Mini Farming Bible: The Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre Get ready preppers: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1629144908/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1629144908&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=8e38f00ace7acccd2d9bf6cc64861366
23/08/2021: Where did our freedom go – and what did we get for it in return? A bad bargain: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/08/freedoms-taken-freedoms-lost/
23/08/2021: At least some people are putting their money where their hearts are: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/glenn-beck-raises-20-million-three-days-rescue-christians-afghanistan/
23/08/2021: The Forever War - or the
5th Crusade. How long before
22/08/2021: “Everything woke turns to s—t.” Well said Donald Trump: https://youtu.be/I7fKKAzYQs8 Full Speech here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/live-stream-rsbn-video-president-donald-trump-holds-historic-rally-cullman-alabama-7-pm-central/
22/08/2021: Elon Musk’s ‘Telsa Bot’ is coming to replace you: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/elon-musk-introduces-the-tesla-robot-to-end-human-work/
22/08/2021: The ‘Gold Standard’ – it was meant to be fixed at US$35 per ounce back when, now it’s nearer $2000, an inflation rate of nearly 60 times or 6000%. This has been my lifetime. Don’t let it be yours too: https://lawliberty.org/fifty-years-without-gold/
22/08/2021: We really do have a police state when a child carrying a sign saying, ‘Let Me Play’ is pepper sprayed and others fired on with rubber bullets. These insane covid rules must end. Here in country Vic (for eg) a fully vaccinated married couple who live together cannot go for a drive (alone) in their car, go fishing or camping together. Sure, this is the freedom our parents fought WW2 for: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/when-governments-get-nasty-and-hurt-children.html & https://twitter.com/i/status/1428951779425734658
22/08/2021: The Odious Campaign to Sexualize Children in Public Schools: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/08/odious-campaign-sexualize-children-public-schools-richard-l-cravatts/ & A fine sober article on the ‘gender disphoria’ epidemic. Let’s leave the kids alone: https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/gender-ideology-run-amok/ Gender reassignment surgery is child abuse: https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/gender-reassignment-surgery-is-child-abuse-says-texas-commissioner_3946609.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-08-13-1&mktids=d9353641815be55012ff363eaa2c5a19&est=YQ47y%2BFModt9WHaw8py44UJCnH%2BUZ7AJERD39DHtuqkVIpyHRGDVLKWUYIiuUQ%3D%3D Who is in charge of this: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/scottish-schools-will-allow-kids-as-young-as-four-to-change-gender-without-asking-parents/
21/08/2021: Honey Locust Uses:
Metheglin was one of the favorite drinks of the American colonies. It was a
21/08/2021: Vive La
21/08/2021: Loose Change? Maybe send
these folks some if you would like to save some Christians who would otherwise
be butchered by Jihadis, eg in
21/08/2021: Just in case you thought PETA actually liked animals (or protected them) – photos of thousands of dogs and cats killed by them every year: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/whistleblower-provides-photos-horror-peta-hq-dead-dogs-trash-cans-fill-donor-funded-walk-freezer/
20/08/2021: Such Unbelievable Courage: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/these-two-wont-be-alive-long/
20/08/2021: 2Tb SSDs are now available: https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-external-ssds They are down to $240 for 2Tb at Amazon, maybe less some places: https://www.amazon.com.au/Crucial-BX500-2TB-2-5-SATA3/dp/B07YD5F561/ref=asc_df_B07YD5F561?tag=bingshopdesk-22&linkCode=df0&hvadid=80608019509104&hvnetw=s&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4584207585684584&th=1
20/08/2021: Time to buy a copy yet? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1493046942/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1493046942&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=42f04432bd957643df9621270c110c73
20/08/2021: General Petraeus’ take on the Afghan disaster: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/gen-petraeus-afghanistan-taliban-troop/2021/08/17/id/1032658/
20/08/2021: Unfortunately the reality is there are lots of really awful people in the world. You just have to have the backbone to stand up to them or at least die trying: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/99-of-afghans-want-sharia-law.html
What happens to you if you surrender to the Taliban - or evil in general. Certainly made sure he was dead: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/taliban-gruesome-executions-have-begun/
19/08/2021: You would have to be just as sceptical of Afghan ‘refugees’: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/us-vet-afghan-interpreter-worked-alongside-him-for-a-year-before-betraying-him-and-killing-one-of-hi.html & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/operation-enduring-legacy.html
19/08/2021: Study Out of
19/08/2021: I am glad my children never had to face anything like this. No-one’s should: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/this-freak-is-teaching-pre-school/
18/08/2021: Back to Basics – a Complete Guide. We have oodles of books of this type in our library and have learned much from them over the years. It is why we have a home of our own built by our own hands and a self-sufficient farm, no debt, a comfortable independent retirement & etc: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1629143693/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1629143693&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=d4be7379ca515706acf919e56164a809&asin=B00NS42CYW&revisionId=&format=2&depth=1
18/08/2021: “The West’s post-9/11
bluster was continually undermined by the West’s broader descent into moral
relativism. How can you assert the civilisational authority of Western values
when your entire educational and university system is devoted to questioning
and demeaning Western civilisation? You
cannot partake in a clash of civilisations if you loathe your own
civilization…This is the truth:
18/08/2021: You’ve seen the IPCC’s
graph ‘trick’ and probably noticed it was missing those earlier much warmer
periods (Minoan, Roman, Medieval we absolutely know existed – growing wine
18/08/2021: Why women especially should oppose Islam: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/08/whats-in-store-for-the-women-of-afghanistan/
17/08/2021: This is not a skit. The Biden admin’s fantasy world, calling on the Taliban to “form an inclusive representative government including women”. Oh Yeah: https://twitter.com/i/status/1427389269170180109
17/08/2021: You’ve seen the ad? And it was real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9lxeGllhTQ&t=101s
17/08/2021: It wasn’t just Dan. Gladys is an idiot too. Perhaps a nation of sheep deserves such ‘leaders’: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/gladys-berejiklian-is-big-pharmas-best-friend-no-one-has-done-more-in-australia-to-generate-profits/
17/08/2021: Afghans falling from
planes as they take off from
16/08/2021: Cheap Ultralight Pots: Tim Tinker has once again come through with a great idea. This time he has alerted me to where you can purchase some pretty good ultralight pots. A set costs as little as US$10 on Amazon, Aliexpress & Ebay. They are usually advertised as 'mixing bowls' and come with plastic lids for fridge storage etc. Of course you will have to add the (5-10 grams) weight of an Ultralight Pot Lifter to the bowl. There appear to be a number of different manufacturers. Some feedback is requested (below).
We are talking about 1 litre pots which weigh as little as 56 grams
or 1.4 litre pots which weigh 63 grams. You can't beat that with any
of the commercial hiking cook pots and they cost many times more. Read
When Islam conquers this is what you get: https://twitter.com/i/status/1426973342943236097
This is the flag they lowered in
16/08/2021: Absolutely: “So many of the problems with our current failed democracy could be remedied if our politicians and their political advisers were subject to the same rules they invent for the rest of us” – and the ‘current’ push for electric cars is an excellent example of this bastardry “this obsession with going electric is shared by no one outside the Westminster bubble except a handful of unwashed eco-loons with plaited armpit hair and blue dreadlocks, most of whom can’t even drive”: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/08/05/bojos-electric-car-revolution-is-going-to-be-a-disaster/
16/08/2021: ‘Sure, organic agriculture is sustainable: it sustains poverty and malnutrition.’ Matt Ridley is so incisive and insightful. https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/organic-food-isn-t-better-for-us/
15/08/2021: Now practically all we can do is hold hands while we sleep (as sea otters do) to prevent us drifting apart: https://twitter.com/i/status/1425764905983033348
15/08/2021: Never forget, the Taliban
(Islam generally) is uncompromisingly evil. This vile tide will sweep over the
entire world unless it is bravely opposed: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/taliban-advances-in-the-past-9-days-lest-we-forget-why-we-were-there.html
& Millions of voices like this young
woman’s will be silenced forever: https://twitter.com/i/status/1426237830905450496
The blood of patriots is ever needed – and seemingly in short supply at the
moment. Biden was responsible for the shocking ISIS ‘episode’ in
15/08/2021: The IPCC’s CMIP6 computer simulation is just a fantasy. It is quite simply not true and no notice should be taken of it at all – save to toss out the so-called ‘scientists’ who are peddling this BS: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/13/fussing-over-one-degree-of-simulation/
15/08/2021: ‘Rational’ is the operative word. Matt Ridley is great – a living argument for the retention of the House of Lords, “there is one situation in which respiratory viruses will stay virulent or even become more so. That's if mild cases meet fewer people than severe ones.This appears to be what happened in 1918, Paul Ewald argued, when severe flu cases were evacuated from the front line to a series of staging posts, field hospitals and trains, while mild cases slept it off in a dugout. And I think it is what happened last year when mild cases of Covid-19 stayed locked down at home while severe cases went to hospital, where many cases of the virus were acquired in hospital. In other words, lockdowns (whether necessary or not) probably delayed the evolution of the virus into a milder form. That is now happening, and is our least worst option given that eradication is impossible and the virus may become more transmissible in response to vaccination.” https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/virulent-does-not-mean-infectious/
14/08/2021: ‘Burning Daylight’ by Jack London. I just read this fine book. I thought I had read every Jack London book as a teenager, but not so. I’m sure you agree with me that ‘Call of the Wild’ is the greatest animal story ever written. Maybe you should try this one too. Available free here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/746
14/08/2021: Camel Botox! A beauty pageant for camels: https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/saudi-arabia-video-showing-camels-ruptured-lips-due-to-botox-sparks-outrage-1.1628470585656
14/08/2021: Some progress towards a hydrogen economy – but a long way to go yet: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/19/making-clean-hydrogen-is-hard-but-researchers-just-solved-a-major-hurdle/ & https://interestingengineering.com/tiny-22-lb-hydrogen-engine-may-replace-the-traditional-combustion-engine?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Article&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=Aug12
14/08/2021: Rewilding – the future, but NB. “My point is that management is indispensable to maximising biodiversity”: https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/august-september-2021/playing-the-wild-card/
13/08/2021: Today myriad figurative Trojan Horses abound but archaeologists may just have found the original article: https://www.jpost.com/international/did-archaeologists-just-find-the-trojan-horse-676349
13/08/2021: An optimist thinks
13/08/2021: Climate ‘scientists’ are at it again with their fake ‘hockey sticks’ and Steve McIntyre has blown them away yet again – when will this pseudo religious nonsense ever end: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/12/climate-audit-ipcc-ar6-is-worse-than-you-thought/
13/08/2021: You should sign this petition today. Effective treatment is a safer route anyway than ineffective vaccines which are likely to produce a deadlier strain - as in Marek’s Disease in chickens. Anyway surely you want the choice to be able to save yourself from this disease when you get it – and get it you will – probably sooner rather than later thanks to Gladys etc. The hospitals will be ‘overwhelmed soon. We might as well have just had this epidemic early last year: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/petition-the-australian-tga-to-consider-cheap-drugs-as-well-as-expensive-ones/
I suspect this might soon be popular here amongst the young – and should have been tried extensively at the beginning of 2020 as a means of protecting the most vulnerable ie the sooner the young were immune the sooner they could have cared for those most at risk: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/new-trend-in-france-get-infected-on-purpose/
12/08/2021: Some lovely visual illusions: https://www.popsci.com/science/buy-optical-illusion-art/
12/08/2021: Climate warrior arsonists all over the world (as in Michael Crichton’s
excellent ‘State of
12/08/2021: How many millions of vaccine doses are sitting unused? PS We had ours (Astra-Zenica) monhs ago): https://twitter.com/i/status/1425223503712690176
And just how dangerous is the Delta variant, aka “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” (Roosevelt/Montaigne?): https://issuesinsights.com/2021/08/11/three-charts-the-delta-variant-scaremongers-dont-want-you-to-see/
11/08/2021: You too could eat an iron age meal like the Tolund Man – perhaps before you were also hanged? I used to own a wonderful book about this, ‘The Bog People’ by P.C. Glob but someone borrowed it way back in 1974 and I have never been able to replace it. Such people deserve to be hanged!: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/tollund-man-0015600?fbclid=IwAR2FcYcoW9kOyVtStp1iOjb9H8PzJwfA8xBGatUbnNDfJxS98sjEKQLs8v0
11/08/2021: Make way for
Welcome back mammoths – pretty soon anyway: https://earthlymission.com/28000-year-old-woolly-mammoth-cells-brought-back-to-life-by-scientists/?fbclid=IwAR23tlkrngmx9p-K1YGF8Pfin-i7kEM6rjjusjpehZGktboqKWsnh1BPzEs
10/08/2021: Restoring a 1959 Volkswagen Beetle: https://www.moma.org/magazine/articles/601
10/08/2021: Who knew? “200,000 Australians have died of other causes since the beginning of March 2020” Well said, Pete: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/08/the-sell-out-of-representative-government/
10/08/2021: Please get your Ivomectin script today folks: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/another-paper-on-ivermectin-based-multidrug-therapy-in-severe-hypoxic-ambulatory-covid-19-patients.html
10/08/2021: When ‘science’ becomes theocracy. The COP(icats) from the UN in Glasgow are today spouting the ‘science’ that the world is the hottest it has been in 100,000 years despite the clear historical fact that people lived and farmed on Greenland for nearly 1,000 years but had to abandon it in the C15th because it got too cold - and has stayed that way, and despite the obvious fact that 1939 still remains the hottest year in the thermometer record, and that the satellite record has us right back where we were 40 years ago temperature-wise ie back to when ‘scientists’ were warning us we were rapidly descending into an Ice Age. I just hope it doesn’t happen and that the current mild productive weather continues – but (unlike such Canutes) I still don’t think there is anything I can do about weather.
09/08/2021: How many elderly folks (I count myself among them) would rather die than never see their families again? What an awful way to spend your last few months or years. Look at the Ruby Princess experience where thousands over over 80s were locked up with the virus – but very few died. Given that we now have Ivomec, Hydroxychloroquine etc (or should have) to treat covid most of us would rather take the risk. Open up now. Let us have whatever life we may: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/peta-credlin/peta-credlin-we-are-sick-of-the-rolling-lockdown-stopstart-life/news-story/5dc0bc52f449e67a8a511fe8765ff221
09/08/2021: Louis L’Amour The Last of the Breed – I really enjoyed this book. One of the great adventure and survival stories. Lots of his titles available free here to download or borrow. His complete works are available on Zoogle: https://archive.org/details/Novel57LastOfTheBreed1986LouisLAmour
09/08/2021: From 2015 This is what’s in store for Afghanistan, just in case you had forgotten what we were fighting for: This Qur’an Competition for Ramadan () 1436 / 2015 to Ramadan 1437 / 2016, held to “inspire” ISIS fighters, offers a “beautiful young girl” as the Grand Prize for the top winner. These Yazidi girls don’t really look as if they are getting right into the spirit of the thing. Killjoys! Why can’t they see the benefits of slavery? We need more Islam taught in schools!
09/08/2021: Fully vaccinated Italians burning their vaccine passes: https://twitter.com/i/status/1424068827273326592
09/08/2021: Zoogle - I used to think
08/08/2021: Ringworld Discovered – Was Larry Niven Right? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/06/huge-rings-around-a-black-hole/
08/08/2021: Not so long ago Preppers and other ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ looked like lunatics but they look a lot less crazy now: https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/preppers-quietly-stock-up-for-the-perfect-storm_3935935.html
08/08/2021: Good Question: Has Civilisation led to Feminisation: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/677209?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
08/08/2021: Just in case you thought vaccination was going to get us out of this: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/please-add-video-leading-israeli-health-official-vaccinated-account-95-severe-85-90-new-covid-hospitalizations-vaccine-effectiveness-really-fading-video/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/fully-vaccinated-can-be-just-as-infectious-as-unvaxed-whats-the-point-of-a-vax-passport/
And just in case you also thought
those vaccines had been tested safe: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/moderna-pfizer-intentionally-lost-clinical-trial-control-group-testing-efficacy-safety/ We had the Astra-Zenica (
Yet another cheap useful covid drug: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-08-drug-sars-cov-infection-cent-reveals.html
07/08/2021: Yet another safe nuclear energy technology (to add to molten salt and strontium reactors): https://spectrum.ieee.org/china-closing-in-on-thorium-nuclear-reactor
07/08/2021: Heinlein’s Crazy Years:
07/08/2021: More and more controls coming on what you can drive. Old Land Rover Defenders & etc will skyrocket in price because they can be maintained: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/us-democrats-thinking-of-telling-car-companies-what-they-can-make-communist-control-of-production-by-stealth/
However the fight back against the
internal combustion engine ban has begun in the
06/08/2021: The freedom fighters were out again at 8:00 pm last night – and good luck to them. Enough is definitely too much. They definitely don’t look like ‘ratbags’ to me: https://twitter.com/i/status/1423274133735972872
Great: “But the government stood by its stance that rulebreakers would not be fined or publicly shamed, despite anti-lockdown protesters being told they would face justice” https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/dday-for-delta-victorias-covid-case-numbers-to-rise/news-story/35f90e0d1bd96589f1c470d392a7134e
06/08/2021: Turning your wife/husband into a chatbot – the idea has some merit – but why wait until they are dead? Simply replace them: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/jessica-ai-chatbot-joshua-barbeau-brought-back-dead-fiancee-back-artificial-intelligence-project-december-2493744
06/08/2021: Vitamin D really is a
‘magic bullet’ – this is the reason we doubled our intake when we first
heard about the
06/08/2021: More Woke policies from
Scott – handing out more our hard-earned to the ‘aboriginal’ class ($75K)!
But the ‘stolen generations’
As usual, so well stated Anthony Dillon, ‘This shared reluctance has allowed the problems that have been facing Aboriginal children for decades to fester. But these children are Australian children, therefore all of us, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, are entitled to an opinion. Aboriginal affairs is everyone’s business. All Australians are entitled to say “these are our children, and it is our moral duty to save them”. Viewing Aboriginal people as a group separate from other Australians, as we have been tirelessly encouraged to do, has only ever failed. It may generate incomes, status, university careers and guest spots for the gatekeepers on ABC talk shows, but it is quite literally killing those who most need help.’ Please read the full article. We all need to own this issue: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2020/08/a-moral-duty-in-black-and-white/
06/08/2021: How many times has it been a significant tiny minority which has caused an outbreak: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/mystery-cluster-could-spark-threeday-snap-lockdown/news-story/9e448c01a2b2327c956c5eda4386b1d3
05/08/2021: The Ultralight Wilderness Hut: You should read this post as an accompaniment to the posts Wilderness Hut and Debris Hut. There just can’t be too many small wilderness shelters out there in the bush. Indeed there are drastically too few – but the situation is always improving, thanks to the ingenuity and industry of many hunters fishermen, cross country skiers etc.
They are not just life-savers in the event of bad weather but they add so much to the amenity of the wilderness experience particularly as they provide a safe opportunity to take the growing family along on your modest backcountry adventures. They do not have to be elaborate or expensive. This post is not an ‘instructable’ but I hope can showcase some of the many methods you could use to construct them.
I suggest you can spend less than $500 to produce a really excellent piece of bush architecture. Most people spend that much on their pack or tent! I guess it will take two people at most two relaxing days to construct but provide them with a great facility and pleasure for many years in the future. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/08/04/the-ultralight-wilderness-hut/
05/08/2021: This looks good: Make Way for Duckling: https://www.amazon.com/Make-Way-Ducklings-Robert-McCloskey/dp/0140564349/ref=pd_bxgy_img_1/134-3053119-7312067?pd_rd_w=jlPln&pf_rd_p=c64372fa-c41c-422e-990d-9e034f73989b&pf_rd_r=2C5F7PSJJ47B7Y4Q8AF0&pd_rd_r=281ab032-9b7c-4a2c-9a57-a0592423e2f5&pd_rd_wg=E6PfY&pd_rd_i=0140564349&psc=1
05/08/2021: More Control - Get Ready for the 'No-Buy' List: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/get-ready-for-the-no-buy-list
05/08/2021: Just how woke can you get? Myself I’m all for the death penalty for creeps like this: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9859653/Trans-YouTuber-Chris-Chan-39-filed-female-police-housed-women-inmates.html
04/08/2021: Zippo Hand Warmer as a Hot Water Bottle: A Zippo Hand Warmer costs about A$30 on Amazon. It uses about 2o mls of lighter fluid over 12 hours. If lighter fluid has about the same calorific value as kerosene then a litre produces about 9-10,000 watts so 20 mls produces 180 watts which over 12 hours equals approximately 15 watts per hour. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/08/03/zippo-hand-warmer-as-a-hot-water-bottle/
04/08/2021: The Ancient Walls of
04/08/2021: Who knew – cleavers are actually good for something? My late old friend Steve Cleaver would have loved this ‘fact’: “You can make coffee from cleavers! Cleavers aka Goosegrass or ‘Sticky Weed’ is apart of the Rubiaceae family. Rubiaceae is the famous coffee family! When cleavers starts to dry in Summer those sticky seed balls that stick to our clothes can be roasted to make a wild coffee. This wild coffee tastes great & has a mild caffeinated kick! It’s fun to make you can roast it fresh over an open fire or create a large batch to enjoy through the year at home.”
04/08/2021: (Other Green Dreams) - The Insect (and Bee) Apocalypse That Never Was: https://quillette.com/2021/07/25/the-insect-apocalypse-that-never-was/ & The future of grid storage batteries: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/30/crews-battle-tesla-battery-fire-at-moorabool-near-geelong/
03/08/2021: What the
03/08/2021: Conflict between Islam
and our Police State in
03/08/2021: More symptoms of Heinlein’s Crazy Years: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/01/surge-in-survival-courses-for-manhattan-climate-change-worriers/
03/08/2021: A sad day Catallaxy has
now gone forever – is there a future for conservative thought in
02/08/2021: Tankora – yet another flavour I have not yet tried: https://www.popsci.com/uncategorized/african-spices-meat-grill/
02/08/2021: We hold these truths…John
Locke 1689: “Whenever the legislators endeavour to take away and destroy
the property of the people [that is, their rights to life, liberty and
property], or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves
into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any
further obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided
for all men against force and violence.” This was the forerunner of the
Well Said Neil Oliver: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/scottish-commentator-goes-braveheart/
02/08/2021: It's About Time We Stopped "Trying Communism" https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/its-about-time-we-stopped-trying-communism
02/08/2021: Remember MH370 – what’s
happened to the flaperon? The French have been sitting on this vital piece
of evidence for six years and the Malaysians still refuse to release vital
details about the plane. Way back in 2015 the barnacle ‘evidence’
01/08/2021: The Fox Trap: We
prefer to fence pests such as foxes, wombats, roos etc out with our Wildlife
Proof Fences. If you don’t live in
01/08/2021: 3D Printed guns must have come a long way if they have decided to ban them so thoroughly – I had assumed they would just blow up in your face, but apparently not. I am surprised terrorists haven’t been using them more widely given the availability of 3D printers: https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/u-s-bureau-of-industry-and-security-imposes-ear-restrictions-on-3d-printed-guns-193254/
01/08/2021: Now the coming Ice Age has affected coffee prices will the left begin to shriek? https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/jet-streams-playing-havoc-bringing-snow-to-brazil/
When exactly will the Ice Age return: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/running-out-of-time-in-the-holocene/
Liberté, égalité, fraternité –
remember it all began in
Yeah Right? Imagine If They Hadn’t Lied to Us for the Last 18 Months: https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/07/29/imagine-if-they-hadnt-lied-to-us-for-the-last-18-months-n2593208
31/07/2021: 26C degrees here at Jeeralang Junction at lunchtime. Our previous July record was 28C years ago. This is the third day this July over 20C. Global warming? No just weather. We have rain and even snow coming in tonight and tomorrow night. Have moved the lambing ewes to the closest most sheltered paddock so we can try to save frozen lambs over the next two mornings. Have already set up seven pens in the shed with heat lamps for that purpose.
31/07/2021: A Wonderful Frozen Bird from the Dinosaur Era: https://www.geologyin.com/2017/06/this-100-million-year-old-bird-trapped.html?fbclid=IwAR0xQQvptufRu6J1ANTwSjNmkeXynDWQtmbrs9NWBW4mMvJxF_jzI8bB8G0
31/07/2021: “Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at confidence in the equity of the existing distribution of wealth”. John Maynard Keynes
31/07/2021: I’ve opined before that old age is not for sissies – and I should know, but do you have the guts to live beyond 100? https://www.studyfinds.org/centenarians-gut-bacteria-live-longer/
30/07/2021: Our Finnsheep - 2021
Lambing: As you may know we have the oldest and largest flock of these
unique sheep in
Some pre-lambing photos. The ewes are expected to start lambing within about a week of these snaps. And here they go:
30/07/2021: Jelly 2 Mini Smartphone: I have been using these fob pocket sized phones now for about three years - and would never go back to a larger phone. The first one I bought was the Unihertz Atom which I carried for a couple of years. Practically all the photos I posted for the last couple of years here at TheUltralightHiker were taken with it. When an 'improved' model was announced on Kickstarter last year I ordered two for Xmas 2020 and have been carrying one of them ever since - and it is brilliant. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/29/jelly-2-mini-smatrphone/
30/07/2021: “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right. “George Orwell, 1984
30/07/2021: You have to ask yourself whether you would obtain a better immunity from contracting covid vs being vaccinated especially as Ivomec will be even more effective at preventing your death than the vaccine would: https://www.cell.com/cell-reports-medicine/pdfExtended/S2666-3791(21)00203-2
So these are people who likely would have died whatever infection came along (and mostly with conditions which they caused themselves) – so why is the healthy population being terrorized over this: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/exclusive-cdc-covid-19-hospitalization-data-challenges-biden-administration-cdc-histrionics/
Just terrible when even our members of parliament are denied free speech: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/pauline-hanson-censored-on-sydney-radio-what-pauline-is-saying-is-not-government-approved.html
30/07/2021: “Fire thunderstorms
29/07/2021: Frankly if the guy who invented MRNA vaccines is against them that would be enough for me: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/inventor-mrna-vaccine-covid-vaccines-make-virus-dangerous/
29/07/2021: Good Question: Would you like a volcanic rock that's actually the exploded brain of an ancient Roman? https://notthebee.com/article/would-you-like-a-volcanic-rock-thats-actually-the-exploded-brain-of-an-ancient-roman-cult-member
29/07/2021: The Ice Age Cometh – something different to worry about: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/27/new-study-finds-east-and-west-antarctica-have-profoundly-cooled-by-2-8c-and-1-68c-since-1979/
Leading climate scientist Dr Willie Soon predicts global cooling: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/28/dr-willie-soon-predicts-global-cooling-slams-politicised-science/
Look what’s happening to renewables
29/07/2021: Farage’s success with GB
News shows there is a demand for such a news service in
Weaponising fear to destroy freedom – this is all that they have been doing: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/28/david-bidstrup-guest-post-psychological-manipulation-and-the-greatest-medical-screwup-in-history/
28/07/2021: Michael Crichton: “What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There's no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told-and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare.”
28/07/2021: Is there any hope for our political future - How do we get around the current dreadful ‘choice’ where the Liberal Party has now been ‘fifth columned’ by the Left yet the Left are the font of just about everything which is evil. Sanjeev just may have a solution: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/25/three-options-for-political-change/ The Lib/Dems seem to be moving to take this slot: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/27/youre-gonna-need-a-bigger-vote/
28/07/2021: The PCR test apparently
can’t distinguish between Covid and normal flu which almost certainly means
that large numbers who have allegedly died from Covid actually died from
(complications of) seasonal flu, which probably explains why overall death
rates did not go up much in 2020. We have had cheap effective prevention
(Vitamin D and Zinc particularly) and inexpensive treatments including
Ivomectin, Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, antibiotics etc for well over a year now
which reduce the illness and death toll by over 90%. Some also work with flu.
You just have to expect that life is
BTW: By the end of 2019 we had upped our daily doses of Vitamin D and Zinc.
We had supplies in hand of Hydroxychlroquine, Ivomec, antibiotics and
anti-virals (Tamiflu) sufficient for the whole family and Della (my wife) had sewn
face masks for the whole family – and we were wearing them. This was before any
government in the world had done anything. I rest my case. In addition we were
the first to be vaccinated
We can now also see that Covid hospitalization figures have ben rigged: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/27/confirmed-covid-hospitalisation-figures-are-being-rigged/ OR http://www.finnsheep.com/Steve's%20Blog.htm
More scarey things about the covid vaccine we have already had, but I would not recommend it for a child or particularly to a young woman. Better to rely on your natural immunity or develop your own by having a mild case of the disease and using the cheap medicines avilable to treat it: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dr-charles-hoffe-issues-vaccine-warning/
Vaccination really does seem to have
worked in the
27/07/2021: Great future movie in
this news item - Man rescued after days-long battle with grizzly bear at
27/07/2021: “A traffic jam is a collision between free enterprise and socialism. Free enterprise produces automobiles faster than socialism can build roads and road capacity.”
27/07/2021: This is so great: Jordan Peterson's Critique of the ‘Communist Manifesto’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_MXSE3wUT4
27/07/2021: Jo is right – every outbreak we have had has been due to poor border security: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/get-serious-about-borders-the-biggest-failure-in-nsw-was-letting-one-limo-driver-get-infected/
The other victims of the pandemic: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/unimaginable-heartbreak-for-mel-so-so-sorry-for-you-loss-and-ours.html
Meanwhile anti lockdown protests soar across the world: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/thousands-join-anti-lockdown-protests-australia-amid-new-restrictions
26/07/2021: Exciting archaeological
26/07/2021: Life Competencies – some really important thoughts here. I think I would put ‘Handyman Skills’ and ‘Natural History’ much closer to the top of the list: http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/36590-Life-Competencies-vs.-Talent-Stacks.html
26/07/2021: ‘Useful’ things they might ‘accidentally’ also inject into you along with a vaccine – once again ‘many thanks’ to Bill Gates: https://moonbattery.com/injecting-data-along-with-vaccine/
26/07/2021: It is always government which takes away our liberties. They are never a font of nor a defence of them. We have always thought that such liberties were worth fighting and dying for - that has not changed. The government has invented a spurious excuse for taking them away. Not every country has done this. Some which have not have just as good a record 'protecting' the public against the current minor disease threat as those which have, and without destroying their economies, but both beg the question that we faced much greater disease threats in the past (including worse flus) without any such curtailment of our liberties. The ongoing threats to our freedoms from our current governments have never been greater. I applaud those heroes who are rising up against this tyranny: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/25/by-this-country-he-means-australia/
In other news, could we be wearing masks at the wrong end: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/25/claim-covid-19-spread-by-flatulence/
25/07/2021: The new Lamborghini – at least they have not gone electric. It’s got a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine that roars: https://www.the-sun.com/tech/3341535/lamborghini-huracan-evo-spyder-alexa-tested-interior-tech/
25/07/2021: A self-balancing motorcycle. Astonishing: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nifty-innovation-in-motorcycles/
25/07/2021: How Propaganda works NB The man did not punch the horse: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/24/nsw-propaganda/
25/07/2021: Extreme over-egging of
climate disasters - The
25/07/2021: A Fascinating Article – Can Physics Explain Consciousness: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25033420-600-can-physics-explain-consciousness-and-does-it-create-reality/
24/07/2021: A triumph of non-violence: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/file-this-under-genius-acts-of-non-violent-persuasion.html
24/07/2021: Today’s Darwing Award: Stephen Pile ‘The Book of Heroic Failures’ (1979) would love this one: “First-time jumper Yecenia Morales, 25, and her unnamed boyfriend had traveled to the Amagá viaduct — a popular bungee spot … The two lovebirds were reportedly the 90th jumpers of the day when they approached the platform. Things went wrong after the operators signaled Morales’ beau — who was ahead of her in line — to take the plunge. But, apparently thinking the cue was meant for her, the young lawyer leaped off the bridge without an attached safety cord and plummeted about 164 feet to the valley below” PS This should happen to more lawyers: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/columbian-woman-dies-shocking-bungee-jump-mishap-video/
24/07/2021: We need another Hercules. His mammoth task of cleaning out the Augean Stables is so much greater today. Who could possibly rid us of all the bullshit which abounds in the body politic today?
24/07/2021: We should recollect the
fate of the Melians as
23/07/2021: Meanwhile the vaccine deaths cover-up begins – truth is certainly the first casualty anyway: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/cdc-quietly-deletes-6000-covid-vaccine-deaths-cdc-website-total-one-day-caught-internet-sleuths-video/
23/07/2021: Why ibex are not extinct: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nature-is-awesome-2/
23/07/2021: Another reason to hate men – if you didn’t have enough: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/men-worse-for-climate-change-than-women-so-if-enough-transition-will-that-stop-the-floods/
23/07/2021: Law and Order has become completely dysfunctional in SA – in reality a canary in the coalmine alerting us to the decline of the West. “The SA (Police Service) PS is notorious for its inefficiency and corruption.” As is also commonplace elsewhere eg in Vic where they are busy as revenue collectors, instruments of state violence, to protect and support the grievance industry prominently in family disputes & etc – and the more woke they become the worse they are. It is not as if they actually prevent any crime either. The best that can be said is that they are second-rate ‘cleaners’ after the event. If people still had the freedom to carry small arms for personal protection there would be very much less crime. So many freedoms lost, and so many more rapidly disappearing: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/south-africa-5-police-officers-arrested-connection-ghastly-crucifixion-murder-brendin-horner/
23/07/2021: Covidanity – our new state religion. I love it: https://spectator.com.au/2021/07/covidanity-australias-new-state-religion/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MDS%20%2020210723%20%20SG&utm_content=MDS%20%2020210723%20%20SG+CID_5ff6e8493a418bf52142efa2ab33527d&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Australia&utm_term=Covidanity%20Australias%20new%20state%20religion
If there is going to be a prize for
‘Chief Fascist’ Kerry Chant will be a leading contender as she exhorts us to
talk to no-one (in the name of the new religion). How did such no-entities who
(in a sane world) could not get a job
shoveling s---t upon a
Are you more likely to die from the “vaccine” or from Covid? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/22/are-you-more-likely-to-die-from-the-vaccine-or-from-covid/
22/07/2021: Good on you Dolly. You are such a honey: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dolly-parton-recreates-1978-playboy-cover-photo-for-husbands-birthday/
22/07/2021: ‘Lackadaisical’ is such a lovey old English word.. Ah, ‘lack-a’day!’ seems to sum the whole phenomenon up so much better to me. Those old folks had such a knack with a turn of phrase. It is so much better than the whole industry (including even large government departments) of victimhood and grievance posturing which seems to be what has replaced it.
22/07/2021: How do people even find time to get bored: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/boredom-mental-health-disconnected/2021/07/16/c367cd30-9d6a-11eb-9d05-ae06f4529ece_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
22/07/2021: The Liberals are caving to the Left with all their greenie bullshit. Stand up and be a man, Scottie. Frankly, Bring Back Tony. It is time for conservatives of the world to unite against the growing menace to our freedoms, way of life and economy which such nonsense represents: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/some-painful-home-truths-about-the-corrupted-liberal-national-party-machine.html
21/07/2021: Hurry. Time to order your virtue signaling game. The Virtue Signal game is still in stock but the Deplorables game says it is now out: https://shop.stonk.solutions/?ref=twz9biplvq
21/07/2021: The lovely Jacinda outrages Kiwis farmers and tradies with a ban on their utes. Get ready people this nightmare is coming to you soon unless you ‘man up’ now and discover your inner conservative: https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/ute-tax-farmers-and-tradies-outraged-in-new-zealand/news-story/07678da7a16c3201d72455df4663a1a0
21/07/2021: Perhaps the dreadful regime
21/07/2021: While the West troubles
itself with vital issues such as suitable pronouns Communist
21/07/2021: Floods (extreme weather events) were much worse when the world was colder during the Little Ice Age we are now (still) coming out of: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/a-world-protected-by-windmills-in-1717-christmas-floods-in-germany-killed-14000/
20/07/2021: These scenes in
20/07/2021: How a heroic (though perhaps trans-gender) pigeon saved the day in WW1: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61820
20/07/2021: Heinlein’s ‘Crazy Years:
Woman having sex with a car wins top prize at
20/07/2021: Just in case you didn’t
know where the current Covid outbreak is coming from. There is a slight problem
19/07/2021: Big Government Nightmare – a $100,000 fine for your tyres touching your front lawn: https://moonbattery.com/100000-ticket-for-parking-on-her-own-property/
19/07/2021: Today’s Newspoll has Labor at 53% Libs at 47% - so much for showing leadership Scotty! I suspect the results are more from folk taking a ‘plague on both your houses’ view of politics though. I certainly do: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/18/scotty-from-surrendering/
19/07/2021: One picture is worth a thousand words. Hard to imagine how these past floods occurred without ‘climate change: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/the-climate-change-floods-in-europe-before-climate-change.html
It is rather like John Daly’s picture
of sea level during Ross’s expedition to
18/07/2021: Great News – Hubble is Back: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/hubble-back-famed-space-telescope-has-new-lease-life-after-computer-swap-appears-fix
18/07/2021: In Praise of Forestry – an important article: https://saltbushclub.com/2021/07/16/save-the-forests/#more-1920
(cont.) The Taliban begin to execute the Hazaras: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/taliban-execution-graphic/
18/07/2021: There are now allegedly
(CDC figures though) more vaccine deaths in the
Meanwhile a huge class action agaist the covid fraud begins. This includes alarming and disturbing news about the PCR test used to ‘diagnose’ it: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/17/covid-19-fraud-class-action-begins/
17/07/2021: The high price of pure filth: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61764
17/07/2021: And you think the
government should have the guns: “At
17/07/2021: Just plain crazy: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9773475/Bug-experts-seeking-new-destructive-gypsy-moths.html
16/07/2021: Just love cryptozoology – shades of Bernard Heuvelmans here: https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-antarctica/pterodactyl-0014884?fbclid=IwAR2H23-6GW7fU6NVrQ-7jzQyDxGHD_kOJeAF9-RNK08zyCEk-nOKRFKB8eM
16/07/2021: (Tens of) Thousands of
duplicated (fake) ballots in
This gives an indication of just how unpopular the Democrats are: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/stacey-abrams-loses-badly-in-georgia/
16/07/2021: Another view of South
Africa – one I agree with actually, “If you want to know the future of the
West, look to South Africa, where the demographics liberals aspire to produce
in America and Europe are already in place and their political objectives have
been achieved. The white oppressors who built the country out of wilderness are
now effectively slaves to blacks who immigrated from other parts of
15/07/2021: Wonnangatta Murders 23.8: The beat-up to beat all beat-ups: https://rangestrader.mailcommunity.com.au/news/2021-07-12/button-man-horror-to-hit-screens/?fbclid=IwAR0ercBL3yAis29in9RkJUjJlCv2sJy59p2rxddw8eAH4Va6h3KuCBbFUzk & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/button-man-the-movie-recreates-high-country-enigma/news-story/67f924b747dc33f0fd12dff7d72d7352
15/07/2021: The Cerne Giant (and its 12 metre phallus) brought down to size by a tiny snail: https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/cerne-abbas-giant/
15/07/2021: God is not in your side George; probably never was: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/mural-honoring-george-floyd-toledo-ohio-destroyed-lightning-strike/
15/07/2021: Malcolm Roberts is right about the tyranny implicit in making vaccination compulsory – the loss of and attack on our freedoms is undoubtedly the worst aspect of this ‘pandemic response’ scam: https://www.malcolmrobertsqld.com.au/everything-wrong-with-the-governments-response-to-covid19/
When the first victim is the truth. Consider this report: More vaccine deaths last week than COVID-19 deaths: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/14/but-give-us-the-facts-first/
I see the French are certainly against it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/libert%C3%A9.html
15/07/2021: The Freedom Phone – this could be part of the solution: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/conservatives-fight-back-big-tech-new-freedom-phone/
Trump’s new social media platform Gettr could be another: https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-social-media-twitter/2021/07/01/id/1027171/
14/07/2021: Magic Fairy Flying Butterfly Toys. Pretty neat: https://www.amazon.com.au/Butterfly-Powered-Surprise-Playing-Decoration/dp/B08B12L5HJ
14/07/2021: The other side to the ‘stolen generations’ myth – if you have to buy a copy of the Herald Sun to read it, do: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-other-side-to-the-stolen-generations-story/news-story/393c4c888b4ccf6ee3900583e1f09592
14/07/2021: Oh, This would be so great. You can live in hope: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/22590/will-president-trump-return-bigly/
Trump will certainly return to the White House in 2024 – if not long before: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/trump-wallops-gop-competition-cpac-straw-poll-nikki-haley-gets-1-mike-pence-gets-0/
13/07/2021: Wonnangatta Murders 23.7: Another beat-up full of cut and paste and false bits of information (eg location). The only ‘new’ fact: police are not going to continue searching there during winter. Duh! : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9778943/Police-halt-search-missing-campers-Russell-Hill-Carol-Clay.html
13/07/2021: A startlingly important contradiction – heat waves occur when and only when the ‘greenhouse effect’ is lowest ie when the skies are clear. Remember 99% of the greenhouse effect is water vapor: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/12/the-truth-about-heat-waves/
13/07/2021: Krudd attempts to return from the dead with his story about how it was he who ‘saved’ us from Covid https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/junkee-on-the-money-about-the-weirdo-that-is-rudd.html but Pfizer are not having a bar of it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/pfizer-says-story-about-rudd-leaked-by-rudd-to-glorify-rudd-is-bullshit-heres-pfizers-statement.html
13/07/2021: Bigger Bombs Than
12/07/2021: My Octopus Teacher: If you haven’t yet seen this enchanting documentary you are in for a wonderful treat. Available on Netflix and PirateBay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7SVpp_QO3Q
12/07/2021: So the push is on to end
‘piece rates’. Farmers (etc) will have to pay people by the hour, not for the
amount of work they do. I have always thought the hourly rate idea was
dreadfully unfair. The piece rate allowed me to earn double what someone else
did all my life because I would work harder. Personally I don’t think anyone
should be paid except for the quantity and value of their work – except maybe
‘sheltered workshops’ and the like which are a form of welfare established to
give people a certain sense of ‘worth’ who were (quite frankly) otherwise
pretty much ‘worthless’. Now we have a ‘normal’ situation where the highest
paid (eg the head of
12/07/2021: 1 million dead children every year can’t be wrong! No. The greens are wrong and the world needs to 6,000 products and abundant energy from hydrocarbons: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/09/what-is-good-for-the-climate-geese-is-not-good-for-the-ganders/
11/07/2021: Remembering Alexander Pope (1688-1744) An Essay on Man (entire thing here)
KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.
Plac’d on this isthmus of a middle state,
A being darkly wise, and rudely great:
With too much knowledge for the sceptic side,
With too much weakness for the stoic’s pride,
He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest,
In doubt to deem himself a God, or beast;
In doubt his mind or body to prefer,
Born but to die, and reas’ning but to err.
11/07/2021: Meanwhile Branson will the first of the billionaire’s going into space tomorrow: https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/07/09/richard-branson-virgin-galactic-flight-space/1121625768487/
11/07/2021: What Reagan said of the Democrats: "I didn't leave them; they left me." Is true for most of us of the Labor party – and the Left generally. I’m sure Curtin, Chiffley, Caldwell and Hawke must be spinning in their graves at what is being promoted now – and what has been discarded. Andrew Sullivan is onto it, “I’d argue, the sudden, rapid, stunning shift in the belief system of the American elites. It has sent the whole society into a profound cultural dislocation. It is, in essence, an ongoing moral panic against the specter of “white supremacy,” which is now bizarrely regarded as an accurate description of the largest, freest, most successful multiracial democracy in human history.” I am nowhere near as Left as he, and now align somewhere to the ‘right’ of the Liberal/National Parties actually, but this is not because I have moved, it is because they all have. What they espouse today is nowhere near the ‘liberalism’ of the past. It is nowhere even near the ‘socialism’ of the past. As I said, Chiffley would not recognize his Labor Party and would have been a vociferous enemy of it! Think on that. Imagine for example a Liberal Prime Minister (such as we have) who has presided over such a sweeping destruction of our economy and our freedoms – all for nothing. Even if 5,000 lives had been saved (questionable at best), in the past we would have agreed that we needed to spend tens of thousands of lives defending our freedoms – as we did in the two World Wars, for example: https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/what-happened-to-you-e5f?utm_source=pocket_mylist
10/07/2021: The slime moulds are out - at least that's what I think they are. Or maybe they are a kind of coal fungi – who knows? Millions of things have never been classified. There are some really enchanting life-forms out there in the woods though , aren't there? Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/10/slime-mould-beauty/
10/07/2021: The Debris Hut: A simple debris hut is not such a trial to construct and you should at least give it a go. It is a skill which also may save you one day. Anyway if you ever find yourself in such a stressful situation you will be much more relaxed if you already have the confidence to be able to do such things as make a simple shelter and light a fire in trying circumstances. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/10/the-debris-hut/
10/07/2021: Birds can smell after all. They can certainly target some clues pretty quickly. Around here for example kookaburras are enormously attuned to burning off and chain-sawing. I have nearly had my hat knocked off by a kookie numerous time who swooped in while I was chain-sawing even though they normally keep their distance: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/textbooks-say-most-birds-cant-smell-scientists-are-proving-them-wrong
10/07/2021: This sounds like a good idea. Can we start doing it too: https://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/news-in-brief/19562-supreme-court-rules-to-deport-somali-man-who-was-born-and-raised-in-finland.html
10/07/2021: Sound advice, “If Ms Fox doesn’t want her son teased at school, she should stop sending him there in a dress. She is the one making his life miserable, not his schoolmates.” https://moonbattery.com/megan-fox-sends-son-to-school-in-dress/
09/07/2021: The beginning of the end for sex: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-dish-mouse-crafted-stem-cells.html
09/07/2021: The Ridd case is interesting – and may see the whole environmental movement overturned. (You can only hope): https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/06/james-cook-university-the-truth-is-coming-out/
09/07/2021: This is the sort of morality which made Jeff Bezos the world’s richest man: https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/mom-fights-to-ban-child-sex-dolls-after-daughters-likeness-was-used-for-one/2287435/
08/07/2021: Benny Hill Socialism (1989): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLdZtU-RhPI&t=21s
08/07/2021: “While busy beaches and packed parks might seem like a risk, there hasn't been a single case of outdoor transmission since the pandemic began”: https://twitter.com/9NewsSyd/status/1412340635814739970?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1412340635814739970%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcitizenfreepress.com%2Fbreaking%2Fnot-a-single-case-of-outdoor-transmission%2F
07/07/2021: Yes, let’s destroy Red
07/07/2021: 4 million people a year die (basically) because they don’t have coal fired electricity. In a similar way vast amounts of environmental destruction (eg deforestation, species loss, erosion etc) also result from this lack. Just join the dots: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/06/death-by-indoor-air-pollution-the-ugly-face-of-fossil-fuel-poverty/
06/07/2021: Ornithological fridge magnets: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheAmishHipster
06/07/2021: Remembering the B-36 ‘Peacemaker’: https://www.avgeekery.com/flight-last-b-36-peacemaker/
06/07/2021: A Reminder https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/live-not-lies-warning-america-aleksandr-solzhenitsyns-words-ring-true-independence-day-ever/ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s famous essay ‘Live Not By Lies’ brought down the Soviet Union, “the simplest, the most accessible key to our liberation: a personal nonparticipation in lies! Even if all is covered by lies, even if all is under their rule, let us resist in the smallest way: Let their rule hold not through me! And this is the way to break out of the imaginary encirclement of our inertness, the easiest way for us and the most devastating for the lies. For when people renounce lies, lies simply cease to exist. Like parasites, they can only survive when attached to a person.”
05/07/2021: So ocean plastic is only 1% of what we were previously told – but it’s still a massive problem in a way that lying is not: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/06/ninety-nine-percent-oceans-plastic-missing
05/07/2021: Independence Day: On
Saturday Joe Biden traveled to
05/07/2021: Ivermectin is the magic bullet. Let’s get any of the vulnerable who aren’t vaccinated jabbed this week, buy a few drums of Ivomec and open up completely to the world next week: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/04/expert-advice-everywhere/ Just a reminder that I recommended this medicine back on 03/04/2020. BTW Hydroxychloroquine has been know to be effective against such viruses since at least 2005! See my post 28/03/2030.
04/07/2021: I suspect Starlink will eat the NBN: https://interestingengineering.com/elon-musk-announced-starlink-global-five-weeks
04/07/2021: The current ‘global warming’ pause is now 7 years long. It is worth reflecting that the longest pause lasted all the way from 1850 to 1930: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/03/el-nino-and-the-lengthening-new-pause-now-6-years-10-months/ It is also worth noting the real cause of El Ninos (and thus of ‘global; warming’) ie sub-sea volcanoes.
Notice how ice cores show CO2 rising steadily since the C18th – likely a natural phenomenon: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/02/greenland-ice-core-co2-during-the-past-1000-years/
04/07/2021: This will soon be the new (mandated) method of eating: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dont-be-this-person/
He completed the (recommended) 8 day trip in four days. He is neither particularly young nor superman so this gives you a pretty fair idea of how long you may want to allow for the trip. Six days might be a pleasant amble! He went in midwinter and pretty much had the track to himself. Midwinter weather is often fine, so if you enjoy a measure of solitude this might be a good time to plan for. There are plenty of (official) campsites along the way and no doubt other places where you might unofficially camp. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/03/the-great-ocean-walk/
03/07/2021: Is there such a thing as peak woke: https://moonbattery.com/moonbat-exorcism-for-lumber-at-home-depot/
03/07/2021: Handy for couch potatoes to know - 5-minute breathing workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-minute-workout-lowers-blood-pressure.html
03/07/2021: This is Real News: Mike
Lindell has proved the 2020 election was stolen (25 million fake votes!) by the
Communist Party of
02/07/2021: Ultralight Hot Water Bottle: For winter camping warmth. This inspired idea comes from the amazing Tim Tinker, a source of so many wonderful winter warmth ideas, particularly ultralight tent stoves. See for example Mostly Perspiration. You can read all about the idea here. The entire set-up weighs around 67 grams and keeps your sleeping bag toasty warm (in the snow!) for up to 12 hours! Genius!
02/07/2021: The Human Species:
“The ‘Out of Africa’ narrative of circa 2000 presented our own lineage as a
superhuman race, the apotheosis of human evolution. The telos of two million
years of encephalization, as human brains got bigger and bigger. The latest
results do not fit easily into our old hero narrative. Neanderthals win the
contest for largest human brains. And ‘Dragon Man’ turns out to have had a very
large brain too, in line with modern cranial capacities. All human lineages
were getting bigger-brained over the last few million years, not just the
lineage that led up to us. . . . Today on our planet there is just one human
species, but this is an exceptional moment. For most of the past few million
years there were many human species. . . . Our planet was very different
100,000 years ago, and if we could survey that time, we would be astounded by
the human diversity across its surface. To enumerate what little we know with
certainty, there were at a minimum: modern humans, Neanderthals, at least three
to four varieties of Denisovans, and two pygmy Homo populations in
02/07/2021: This expose of why the WHO opposed Ivermectin is astonishing. A Must Read. The world is a crookeder place than you ever thought it could be: https://trialsitenews.com/conflict-of-interest-in-who-recommendation-against-ivermectin/?s=04&fbclid=IwAR2MtWGbLHJ69oNvr52UX_Ls9k-7bR48Wvo4gwDtT8YOVSte6VyzdI98v54
02/07/2021: Climate alarmists will beat up anything. When you have a barbecue in your back yard no doubt people die from the heat – or food poisoning if you are a lousy cook anyway! But there is no doubting this (as I posted back on 29/06) the world’s temperature has been steadily falling (back to an Ice Age – we are in an inter-glacial) for the last 8,000 years. Nothing we have done or will do has influenced that one iota, but we should always prepare for the worst – and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/freak-weather-heat-domes-cold-snaps-all-grist-for-the-global-witchdoctors/
01/07/2021: Richer than Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos: https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/varna-man-002798?fbclid=IwAR0UpYL20UavZDTjLDmUL_GZPvstfm_h-tvA9GAkPKmTMgY77sJKeiYDKLM
01/07/2021: Heinlein’s Crazy Years… Mum says she’s ‘so proud’ because her ’15-year-old transgender son is going through menopause.’ https://notthebee.com/article/mom-says-shes-so-proud-of-transgender-son-going-through-menopause
01/07/2021: Stop persecuting Zachary Rolfe. Ask yourself who would not shoot dead a mad dog (with a string of convictions to his name) who had just stabbed both you and your fellow officer? Frankly I think we could save a lot of money (and police) if police were granted an open season on such creatures who waste 99% of police time, account for 99% of crime and loss from crime and represent less than 1% of the population. ‘Three strikes and you’re out’ seems about right to me. The first offence say a few hundred lashes, the second removal of a significant body part (without anaesthesia) – I think the left testicle is just about right, the third time a quick bullet to the brain – recycle for valuable body parts. I do not give ‘mad dogs’ who attack my sheep even the first two chances. Neither should we: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/zachary-rolfe-was-cop-charged-with-being-white/news-story/85aafc94435a4f8f62190b6126b2e601
01/07/2021: We are in a mess we may
never get out of.
30/06/2021: Follow the science: ‘Deadly’ Delta variant registers a 99.9+% recovery rate: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/follow-the-science-deadly-delta-variant-registers-a-99.9-recovery-rate This happened with the 1919 swine flu epidemic (which killed 30 million) too. It is normal.
30/06/2021: The evil that men do to each other - I am by now on about my fifth apocalypse yet life seems to go on for me with scarcely a ripple: https://spectator.org/overpopulation-population-control/
30/06/2021: I see the government now admits that we will have deficits for at least another 40 years (due to their crazed response to a slightly more dangerous seasonal flu, ie covid) – as I warned (towards the end of 2019) before they began this manic behaviour. Back then I said, “Please don’t waste any (public) money trying to save me” (I am among the most ‘at risk’ group, ie the elderly). Instead they have wasted many billions per capita ‘saving’ (each of) me and my like, but they have also failed miserably. Those who were going to die, died anyway (Oh No!) of something else instead. Nigards! As might be expected if you are ancient, immune compromised, ‘on your last legs’ so to speak. The savings of those who survived have been completely destroyed. The economy has been destroyed. Yes it has. Talk it up as they may want to do. The value of practically everything has been destroyed (as the prices rose). Think houses for example. Inflation has hardly yet begun to bite, but it will. It has already priced a generation out of home ownership. Our future options to deal with anything really serious (think defence, energy shortages) are now zilch. The next 2-3 generations will still be paying for this folly when I am long dead (likely of something else anyway). Where’s the gain? And in the meantime all our precious freedoms have been trashed and abolished for all time! All the major parties were complicit in this – as communism triumphed over us without a shot being fired! Just like the Shah’s great army really - remember that?
30/06/2021: Holier than Thou Conservation. More National Parks for green public servants to mismanage? I don’t think so. Since at least the time of the original (crown land) surveys of this country vast areas were set aside as ‘crown land’ or ‘reserves’ in ‘perpetuity’. It is within these vast areas that modern ‘conservationists’ imagine they find ‘rare’ ‘endangered’ creatures, plants etc. Is that any wonder? It is what they were always set aside for and what they have been managed for (with mixed use) for 200 years? Clearly there was nothing (particularly) wrong with the ‘management’ system of the previous (mixed use) if such things have been ‘protected’ thereby for ~200 years! Indeed if you hold to the old adage that ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’ then the previous management’ was superior to the era of ‘national parks’ management which has seen such widespread destruction of these areas whilst simultaneously excluding our ‘enjoyment’ (ie use) of them. I would see an end to National and Sate Parks and a return to the previous system of state forests with mixed use including long cycle timber harvesting, (some) mining, (some) grazing, widespread hunting, camping and recreation generally and (some) development eg of accommodation facilities, shelter huts, walking trails etc. BTW: Jesus knew well the trappings that a holier-than-thou attitude would have on a person, exemplifying this in His memorable parable, “The Pharisee and the Tax Collector,” in Luke 18:10-14. In the parable, a Pharisee and a tax collector went to the temple to pray one day, with the Pharisee going first: “God, I thank You that I am not like other men — extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all I possess.” When it was the tax collector’s time to speak, he didn’t look up but beat his chest and said, “God, be merciful to me a sinner!” The parable ends with Jesus saying the man who humbles himself would be exalted by God while the man who exalts himself would be humbled by God. I gleefully await the ‘humbling’ of the ‘holier than thou’ conservationists who visit on us ever increasing restrictions, not to mention environmental disasters!
30/06/2021: Men can do everything better than women – including being women: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/transgender-boygirl-crowned-miss-nevada-not-a-joke/
29/06/2021: Transgenderism! No, it’s not OK. Example 1: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/the-sad-state-of-ireland/ Example 2: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/nzs-female-olympic-weightlifter.html
Related: A disastrous ‘experiment’ - You just can’t make a man into a woman or vice versa: https://quillette.com/2021/06/18/when-sons-become-daughters-its-time-to-admit-that-reflexive-affirmation-has-been-a-mistake/
How truly crazy can it all get to be: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/the-practising-midwife-practising-what-precisely.html
29/06/2021: Just look at the real disasters which occurred as world temperature dropped (by 4C) over the last 8.000 years (yet the commies/loonies are always warning us of the dangers of ‘global warming’): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/24/how-to-compare-today-to-the-past/
And their ‘climate models’ are just plain wrong: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/24/climate-models-worse-than-nothing/ Yet the ‘climate lockdowns’ are definitely coming. Brace yourself: https://moonbattery.com/climate-lockdowns-are-coming-2/
28/06/2021: Life on a River: I
know Huck had the mighty
We took the afternoon ff from our (fallen) tree clean-up activities to have
a pleasant drive featuring parts of the
You turn at the Moondarra dam turn-off on the
28/06/2021: A Complete List of Survival Documentaries – maybe this will help: https://www.shtfblog.com/complete-list-of-survival-documentaries/?fbclid=IwAR0mlGruBUzxbjQ2jeBLJlV8eK4BCTo4Y8BlN70vOC1M_xhpZfs9SEIA7Jo
28/06/2021: As the Delta death toll soars to zero the draconian response really ramps up! Has it also occurred to you that the quickest way for everyone (else – the elderly are after all already protected) to acquire immunity is to encourage the virus to rage, by mandating virus sleepover parties kissing competitions and the like?
28/06/2021: What happens when your
currency collapses? Remember just yesterday when this happened in
27/06/2021: Preliminary results of
27/06/2021: “A woman is an adult human female (not an identity or feeling),” and that trans women are “biological males [who] choose to live as a woman, or believe they actually are women.” These are statements that almost every person knows to be true, but which have become unfashionable to say out loud in highly progressive subcultures.” https://quillette.com/2021/06/24/standing-up-to-the-gender-ideologues-a-quillette-editorial/ On the other hand some people seem to think you can be naked with a penis in front of children and still be a woman: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/female-customer-freaks-sees-biological-male-walking-around-penis-around-children-la-womens-day-spa-spa-defends-naked-man-video/ Some people are nuts.
26/06/2021: Beware Parallel Arguments. If you go far down this route you will soon be eating Irish babies (a la Swift): https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/06/my-body-my-rights.html
26/06/2021: Someone (at least) is
trying to stop the mad mullahs in
26/06/2021: The Night Watch Uncropped
25/06/2021: -81C. Ten degrees below normal in June. A lot more to be done to fix ‘global warming’ then: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/minus-81-celcius-last-week-in-antarctica/ That’s almost 4C below the freezing point of CO2 (at sea level): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/23/global-warming-scott-base-antarctica-endures-115f-cold-enough-to-freeze-co2/
25/06/2021: Vaccine Woes: Now let me
get this right. Our Federal Government destroyed the economy and created a
trillion dollar debt over a head cold which might have killed a small number of
geriatrics who are by now already dead from something else instead, while at
the same time either actively opposing or banning cheap safe treatments which
would have been at least as effective against the virus (as the vaccines are
likely to be). They ordered more than enough of the
25/06/2021: Some of our beloved (millions of) ‘public servants’ at work – how many others serve the CCP? None of them ever served us, that’s sure. Let’s begin to get rid of them eg at 10% per year until either they are all gone or we are down to the number we actually need: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/csiro-australian-unis-in-with-wuhan-lab-too-and-forgot-to-mention-it-for-18-months/
24/06/2021: Public Servants: Living
in straw houses they spend their time detecting and papering over holes in the
walls. These are the folk who were too stupid and too lazy to leave school
at 15 and get a job and a life. Now we allow them to dominate out lives (over 2
million of them. Seriously. Nearly enough so the average family could each have
one as a butler!) We must
24/06/2021: 20 Years of heroic
24/06/2021: “He balances a line of M&Ms on his erect penis and takes photographs of it.” Unfit to be President: https://nypost.com/2021/06/22/did-joe-inadvertently-pay-for-hunter-bidens-wild-night-at-chateau-marmont/
23/06/2021: Keeping Clean on the Trail: I have written various posts about this over time but the issue remains important and the ‘solutions’ not known by everyone. Of course it is much more vital on a longer trip. If you are an ultralight hiker by now you will have discovered that it is not that hard to keep your skin out weight below around 5 kg including perhaps even the means to hunt and fish (eg a Pack Rifle and ultralight fishing kit) to supplement your food supply and so keep you going even longer (and including important survival gear such as rope, a Sat Phone and a Sat Messenger as well as a reasonably comprehensive First Aid Kit).
I usually carry a bit under 500 grams per day in food and fuel, so adding 5 kg to the above total will give me at least an enjoyable ten day trip at approx 10 kg (22 lbs) not counting water. Most healthy people could easily start out with 10 kg more than that, so a 30 day trip is easy enough – anyway when you are young! If you are going where fish and game are plentiful (and you have the skill to take them) then you can easily shorten your rations to 250 grams per day and supplement with fresh-caught game of various sorts, so that a 60 day unsupplied trip is not exceptional, but there will be no bathrooms or laundromats along the way so you must needs shift.
If you can’t keep yourself and your clothes clean you risk a variety of problems so you should give some thought to how it is best done. I guess if you are only out of doors in the warmer months then it is fairly easy just to bathe in the rivers and streams, to wash your clothes whilst you do so and to let them dry on your body as you walk along. I confess I have used this strategy for many years even in cooler weather (say 13C days and 0C nights) though now I am over seventy I do find my courage is waning as I come to the cold daily plunge into an icy winter stream. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/22/keeping-clean-on-the-trail/
23/06/2021: The World's tallest tree: who would have believed that this 154 metre mountain ash felled at Healesville in 1872 was 40 metres taller than the largest Californian redwood ever recorded: http://baddevelopers.nfshost.com/Docs/talltrees.htm
23/06/2021: 1001 Reasons why you should doubt ‘the consensus’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/22/why-the-claimed-97-consensus-is-meaningless/
23/06/2021: Oh Yes:
“1 Identify a respected institution
2. Kill it.
3. Gut it.
4 Wear its carcass as a skin-suit while demanding respect.”
22/06/2021: How do I have two medical degrees if I am oppressed? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/21/is-this-cultural-appropriation/
22/06/2021: Good advice: How Not to fall Off a Ladder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n28tYo5T1Po&t=486s
22/06/2021: Testing Bullet Resistant Glass – here’s some advice: Don’t argue with a 12 gauge: https://www.theboxotruth.com/the-box-o-truth-6-ballistic-resistant-glass-gets-tested/
21/06/2021: Frankly it looks to me as in TubiTV has more to offer than Netflix – and it appears to be free: https://tubitv.com/home
21/06/2021: 3 Years Younger in Just 8 Weeks – time to give it a go: https://www.studyfinds.org/aging-reversed-biological-age-3-years-younger-8-weeks/
21/06/2021: From Gallipoli to Uruzgan – we send our fine young people to fight for freedom in s---holes like this, but for what? https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/captive-population-of-afghanistans-uruzgan-province-celebrate-return-of-the-taliban-tragedy.html Should be considered together with: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/06/18/is-it-racist-to-confront-a-suicide-bomber/
20/06/2021: Welcome to Pluto: https://www.space.com/pluto-fully-illuminated-observation-suggests-active-surface?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=space.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR1I3L8X0YDoU2LY2SbewDwwxsW3kSKmkgeEs-a1j1UHZ-cPEgnEv8dTRz4
20/06/2021: Answering the Important Questions: Are bidets really better for the planet than toilet paper? https://www.popsci.com/environment/bidets-vs-toilet-paper/
20/06/2021: The Great Buster (2018): This is the best film I have seen in years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0MWzWNMNc
19/06/2021: “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country." JFK Inaugural address. The Old Left and the New Left are seriously different creatures. Remember how the Soviets expended millions of their citizens eradicating the Nazi scourge for example? The new left are all draft dodgers and ‘pacifists’ though their keyboard warrior bullying and fascist control agendas somewhat belie it. The Old Left built power stations. Maybe you remember Yevteshenko’s famous poem, ‘The Bratsk Power Station’? I can remember enjoying drinking bouts with him back in the 60s. Now they want to just tear them down and replace them with the Swiftean ‘ideology’ of ‘extracting sunbeams from cucumbers’ or some such nonsense. The Old Left believed in the betterment of mankind. The New Left want mankind exterminated as a scourge on the planet! Mind you they are also pretty noisy about crying out to mummy (or the State etc) for help the moment the going gets tough – instead of standing on their own two feet, or employing advanced preparedness - something they are definitely not good at. Of course the problems that they are crying out to have ‘solved’ are the very ones they created with their green nightmares in the first place. The destructiveness of the storms we have been experiencing (just like the fires of not so very long ago) were all caused by their idiotic demands for a new land (mis) management system. All the trees down over power lines fences, roads etc which are at present a gargantuan feat to remove (I know I have some) are only there because they insisted they not be removed (or allowed to grow in inappropriate places) back when it was safe and easy to remove/prevent them. Now so many of them are whingeing because they do not have electricity (when just yesterday they forced the closure of Hazelwood) and demanding recompense (from the rest of us) who installed our own back-up generators ages ago when it became obvious the grid would collapse just because of their green dreams. It is not mankind (or covid –another of their ideas) which are a plague, but the Left itself. It must be fought with our last breath and defeated.
19/06/2021: Of course it was a
Chinese bio-weapon, but now there is proof. But there’s more. Our own ‘higher
19/06/2021: There is good news in the
18/06/2021: 1500th Post: Quite a milestone. Who would have thought six years ago that I would have written so much – well over a million words on this blog and nearly 45,000 photos apparently! I’m sure this would have been more than a life’s achievement for many people, though for me it has been a hobby, one which has perhaps taken too much of my time away from more important jobs – but I hope you have enjoyed it so far. Judging by the considerable feedback I have had, I gather most people have, so I will try to keep it up.
Every hundred posts or so I have summarised the highlights of the previous hundred or so – which tradition I will continue here. It has taken me a little over a year to write the last 100 posts; a bit of a slow year, the covid year, and I have only spent a bit over a couple of weeks sleeping on the ground during it instead of my more normal more than a month – but next year may be better. We will hope so though I know that most people my age are astonished that we ever sleep on the ground. Worse luck to them, I say. Of course I don’t always post about every camping trip – only if I have something new to say. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/18/1500th-post/
18/06/2021: The Good news that you don’t hear is that the Barrier Reef (corals generally) and most everything else was doing fine during the dinosaur era when CO2 was 20,000 ppm (50 times today’s miserly <400ppm): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/15/good-news-for-australias-barrier-reef-youll-likely-not-hear-about-in-the-media/
18/06/2021: Masks provide a warm, moist environment for bacteria to grow: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/17/lab-analysis-of-face-masks/
18/06/2021: Well done China. If it’s good enough for you who produce all the slave labor useless panels and windmills, surely we can follow suit? After all we have plenty of coal still: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/china-suddenly-puts-brakes-on-climate-action-and-solar-subsidies/
17/06/2021: $50 No Spoil Sheep Hay Feeder: The big round bales are definitely the most economic source of hay but there is much wastage if they are not feeding enthusiastically so this is the way around that problem:
I cut a 2.4 metre (8′) piece of concrete reinforcing mesh (about 6 mm or 1/4″ steel diameter and in 8″ or 20 cm squares) in half with the angle grinder or the bolt cutters – whatever is to hand. They cost around $60 each for a 6 metre or 20′ length so this gives me two feeders. I overlap the squares one or two spaces depending whether feeding out silage (which is smaller in diameter) or hay and simply join them with lots of cable ties.
As soon as it rains they get stuck into it:
I source used pallets for free from behind local stores (asking first of course) to sit the bale on, then I cut down a 6′ diameter (if I can get it) beach umbrella to use as a roof and cable tie the ribs to the outside rim of the weldmesh feeder so that the hay does not spoil from rain if the sheep are not feeding very enthusiastically. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/17/50-no-spoil-sheep-hay-feeder/
17/06/2021: Droughts and Flooding Rains: Only a couple of days ago ‘Facebook Memories’ reminded me that on this day in 2012 (and again in 2013 – would you believe it?) we had more than a month of rain in a single day – a pretty good fall – but ‘Hughie’ excelled himself yesterday with 7.5 inches, nearly double that in a day, and another 3 the next day. Over 10″ or 250mm mostly within 24 hours.
About the same as an event we had a couple of years after we settled here (in 1993) when our gentle creek turned into a colossal monster, blew out all our dams and fences and deposited over half a metre of debris along the bottom of our property. (We had to replace the creek fence). Yesterday was much the same, though the dams and fences survived (though hardly unscathed) this time.
We have lots of work ahead of us to fix the damage but we are still ‘weathering the storm’ really. we have spent days beginning to chain saw fallen trees/branches off fences and repairing pumps and generators etc. We have had no electricity (out nearly a week – thank goodness for the generator we installed over summer!), patchy mobile phone coverage, no internet. Our radio reception here is internet based and our TV reception is never good. Of course there has been no mail – or visitors!
Just to add insult to injury we have had (main) generator problems (fixed this afternoon) and the main water pump decided to fuse (again fixed this afternoon) – so now we have both just had our first hot shower in two days (bliss!).
Fortunately we have a wood heater so we have been warm and the secondary generator has provided us with lighting and we have even been able to watch a (recorded) series on TV at night – so hardly a miserable time really. And, as always we have each other – what a blessing that is! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/17/droughts-and-flooding-rains/
17/06/2021: Sheep drench comes to the rescue again: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-potential-antiviral-compound-covid-flu.html I did a small trial on Fenbendazole and Levamisole recently to see if they would cure cancer in two sheep. The cancers were quite advanced so I ceased the experiment before the animals began to suffer and euthanised them instead. However the early result showed a rapid shrinkage of the tumors (50% in a week). I suspect if I knew the correct dosages and what chemicals helped (eg CBD) I might end up curing many cancers with simple cheap farm chemicals. Of course no (real) human trials will ever take place because there is no money for big pharma to make out of chemicals which are out of patent no matter how efficacious they may be.
17/06/2021: Put in an order for a heap of these safe mini nuclear power plants yesterday Scott. To begin, half a dozen to replace Hazelwood: https://newatlas.com/energy/seaborg-floating-nuclear-reactor-barge/
17/06/2021: The role of black hats within the deep state in taking down a President: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/what-really-happened-on-capitol-hill-on-jan-6/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/now-audio-proof-fbi-dhs-attempted-recruit-green-beret-infiltrate-oath-keepers-jan-6-riot-recorded/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-carlson-was-jan-6-capitol-siege-orchestrated-by-the-fbi/
16/06/2021: “What historians will definitely wonder about in future centuries is how deeply flawed logic, obscured by shrewd and unrelenting propaganda, actually enabled a coalition of powerful special interests to convince nearly everyone in the world that CO2 from human industry was a dangerous, planet-destroying toxin. It will be remembered as the greatest mass delusion in the history of the world – that CO2, the life of plants, was considered for a time to be a deadly poison.
Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century’s developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age.” Richard Lindzen, Prof atmospheric physicist MIT: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/climate-fears-stop-new-gas-plants-in-europe-then-cold-hits-and-they-go-back-to-coal/ Mind you the price of coal hardly reflects everyone deserting it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/great-news-for-coal-rich-australia-our-living-standards-as-coal-price-hits-10-year-high.html
16/06/2021: Yes, let’s buy some US nuclear powered subs: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/defence/2021/06/the-solution-to-our-addled-submarine-program/
16/06/2021: What mother earth thinks of cars: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mother-earth-just-swallowed-a-car-whole/
15/06/2021: No bats
15/06/2021: Can you believe they just gave this woman a knighthood. Once desertion under fire was considered treason and a capital offence: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/former-victoria-police-commissioner-christine-nixon-made-an-officer-in-the-order-of-australia-ao.html
15/06/2021: Did you see all this maskless G7 elbow bumping. This was just the beginning of their nonsense. And these are the leaders of the free world? What hope is there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UVYOl2_v78
14/06/2021: Seeing through camouflage – training hunters need: https://www.sciencealert.com/people-can-be-trained-to-see-through-camouflage-and-it-works-better-than-we-thought
14/06/2021: How the Left overthrew Bibi – much the same thing has happened in NZ (where Ardern most definitely did not win a majority in the election) and elsewhere: https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-coup-against-benjamin-netanyahu/
14/06/2021: We need to declare war on the greens and the Left generally. They are still be greatest world menace: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/12/funding-alarmism-the-iron-triangle/
13/06/2021: Stay away from whales: https://nypost.com/2021/06/11/lobster-diver-swallowed-by-humpback-whale-near-cape-cod/
13/06/2021: Covid was
an act of war by communist
13/06/2021: This is beyond the limits of free speech: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/tragic-to-see-london-bobbies-escorting-facilitating-islamists-as-they-call-for-mass-murder-of-jews.html
11/06/2021: What will the Left decide to cancel next: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/leftist-loons-now-targeting-racist-bird-names/
11/06/2021: How many people have died from Covid because the Left don't like Donald Trump: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/hydroxychloroquine-a-year-later-3-times-higher-survival-rate-trump-was-right/
10/06/2021: Della: 24 hours without power now and flood damage to our creek and fencing, but we are nevertheless warm and comfortable, enjoying the benefits of our generator and wood fire. The flood damage will be restored with time and a bit of hard yakka and hopefully our power will be restored in a couple of days. Life has its ups and downs, but this is still our piece of paradise. Hope you are all faring as well as possible!
09/06/2021: Ray Bradbury wrote ‘Fahrenheit 451’ at the UCLA library, on typewriters that rented for 10c a half hour. He said he carried a sack full of dimes to the library and completed the book in nine days, at a cost of $9.80. Did he invent cancel culture? Remember this advice to Montag (how prescient) “Colored people don’t like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Burn it. Someone’s written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping? Burn the book. Serenity, Montag. Peace, Montag. Take your fight outside. Better yet, into the incinerator....“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none...”
09/06/2021: Is Immigration a good thing – the Romans would beg to disagree. I think (while a small degree of flux is necessary and desirable) it is generally better to produce and raise your own people (just like food really, and many other things). It is important to be able to choose the quality of one’s population, something which we have overlooked for too long – especially as we allowed Marxist educators to do all that they can to destroy the young, their understanding of the importance of tradition, nation, family, marriage, commerce & etc. Sure, we may have pizzas and souvlakis and curry, but I suspect we just might have had those things without mass migration if we really needed them anyway. I still prefer roast lamb really: https://www.wsj.com/articles/open-immigration-was-a-disaster-for-rome-1518545514
09/06/2021: Could not agree more: rocks are endangered: “A rock can take millions of years to form, but it only takes a second for someone to skip a smooth pebble into a lake, and then it is gone.” Dr. Kaiser said. “Perhaps these thoughtless rock-skippers don’t care if they leave our planet completely devoid of rocks, but what about our children? Don’t they deserve the chance to hold a rock and toss it up and down a few times?” http://www.theonion.com/articles/geologists-we-may-be-slowly-running-out-of-rocks,17341/
08/06/2021: The Horrible History of Jones: GK Chesterton WAS marvelous. Recall this old favourite and how prescient it was: http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/books/Jones.html
08/06/2021: Rare Earths – a Chinese hegemony you may not have heard about: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/01/the-chinese-minerals-hegemony-and-the-joy-of-regulation/ PS: As usual our Greens are the enemy within
08/06/2021: So maybe those UFOs aren’t hypersonic jets after all: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/if-a-smart-guy-on-youtube-can-explain-these-alien-videos-why-cant-the-department-of-defence/
the 77th anniversary of D-Day the last liberator of
Clearly Fauci et al are mass murderers: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/07/we-are-now-looking-at-mass-murder-on-an-unfathomable-scale/
07/06/2021: Donald is looking good. Watch the 7 minute cut: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/06/donald-trump-in-north-carolina-today/
07/06/2021: Only one D-Day survivor present at 77th anniversary memorial: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/06/06/the-day-the-the-word-courage-came-alive-n1452448
06/06/2021: A Soldier Fights so That Others Might Live: ‘Where Saito had demanded that each of his men kill ten Americans, one dauntless American had killed more than 100 Japanese.’ https://www.theepochtimes.com/a-soldier-fights-so-that-others-might-live_3838314.html?utm_source=partner
06/06/2021: Does Billy Bunter make you feels safe? I thought we had hit the bottom with Christine Nixon, but maybe not: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/09/trade-union-chief-luke-billy-bunter-cornelius-explains-what-drives-him-hes-here-for-the-little-peopl.html
06/06/2021: This Chinese defector is why the virus narrative turned around so suddenly just lately: https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2021/06/04/exclusive-high-ranking-chinese-defector-has-direct-knowledge-of-several-chinese-special-weapons-programs-n391238
05/06/2021: Something new for the asexual to do: https://moonbattery.com/gender-affirmation-surgery-for-the-asexual/ Yes, we are largely men or women (thank goodness!) – those who ‘aren’t’ have always been rather sad cases best not pilloried but not pandered to either.
05/06/2021: Shrinkflation - this has been going on for some time: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/06/03/under-biden-brace-yourselves-for-shrinkflation-n1451993
hysteria really is an alternative reality (brought to you by communist apparatchiks).
Contrast the actual data from eg the Ruby Princess where a whole shipload of
very elderly folk were (
The greatest criminal (so far) of the C21st: The truth finally begins to emerge: Fauci lied about hydroxychloroquine – millions of lives could have been saved. He also lied about the virus (not) having ‘escaped’ from a Chinese lab which he helped set up: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/smoking-gun-fauci-lied-millions-died-fauci-informed-hydroxychloroquine-worked-lied-public-instead-despite-science-fauciemails/ Meanwhile Marxist dictators Merlino and Sutton have had us locked down for the fourth time over nothing, just more lies.
big push back against
has all the global warming gone? We are back to where we were forty years
military will obviously invest heavily in/take over (Musk’s) Starship – who
would not want a vehicle which can
03/06/2021: 102-year-old spends birthday morning walking up Hawke's Bay's Sugar Loaf Hill: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/125307685/102yearold-spends-birthday-morning-walking-up-hawkes-bays-sugar-loaf-hill?fbclid=IwAR1TZ1EMB-1MV-On6Aa1D7rsiiP_CaCxOdKVwUnON9v6MqnFW9wF9Y_Xg2A
the end of 2021 Biden/Harris will be gone (likely to gaol) and Trump confirmed
as President as a whole flurry of audits overturns the stolen election. The
03/06/2021: Remembering Robert Heinlein. I confess to having for long been a huge fan.: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/31/remembering-robert-a-heinlein/ Particularly prophetic I think were his ‘Crazy Years’ (happening about now) to wit "a gradual deterioration of mores, orientation and social institutions, terminating in mass psychoses in the sixth decade".
an earth-like planet. Musk may be right to want to go there. Let’s hope
02/06/2021: At last a real chocolate frog: https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/31466/20210531/surprising-discovery-harry-potter-chocolate-frog-species-new-guinea-stuns.htm
02/06/2021: Guards Didn’t Notice Prisoner Beheading Cellmate, Wearing His Body Parts: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/guards-didnt-notice-prisoner-beheading-cellmate-wearing-his-body-parts/ Mind you I could recommend a number of other cell mates for him, Adrian Bayley for one!
02/06/2021: They would rather kill you than cure you. Donna Lafromboise: Doctors Shout from the Rooftops About COVID Miracle Drug. “Accomplished, experienced ICU doctors say Ivermectin can end the global pandemic. But health authorities don’t want to hear about it, and journalists won’t report it.” https://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2021/05/31/doctors-shout-from-the-rooftops-about-covid-miracle-drug/ We have had ours since February last year (and we already had a drum of sheep drench in the shed). Maybe time you got as script.
In addition: I think I would be avoiding the Mrna vaccines. Probably if I were much younger I would just rely on hydoxychloroquine and Ivomectin: https://uncoverdc.com/2021/05/31/vaccine-expert-warns-we-made-a-big-mistake/
01/06/2021: “Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the ease with which the many are governed by the few.” David Hume (1711-1776) Scottish philosopher, historian and economist, ‘First Principles of Government’.
click on these WW2 photos to see the same places today, yet
01/06/2021: Once the news that Covid ought not to have killed anyone goes mainstream: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/its-the-biggest-medical-scandal-since-1850-even-the-us-president-had-to-be-treated-in-secret/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/31/ivermectin-the-story-continues/ people will no doubt start to succeed in this huge legal case which seeks to have those responsible for the disastrous response to the disease charged with crimes against humanity: https://richardsonpost.com/joe-hoft/22026/corona-fraud-lawsuit/
Day the World Ended (at least for the
is what country
31/05/2021: Wonnangatta 23.6: A couple more ignorant reporters trying to beat something out of nothing –rehashing the most egregious rubbish and exposing thereby there complete ignorance of the bush: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/we-don-t-jump-at-ghosts-here-what-happened-in-wonnangatta-valley-20210520-p57tn5.html
31/05/2021: Why ‘science’ doesn’t work, ‘the finest candlemakers in the world could not come up with electric lights’ (NB Allan Savory has done more good in the world than another 100 scientists – BTW We sare building more and more paddocks): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Savory) : https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/on-science.html
When Della was in Namche she bought this yak bell as a ‘souvenir’ something which would make the place ‘come again’ which can only work if you carried it from there in your pack – which she did (the not so ultralight hiker).
Of course in the absence of yaks it fails to ring out
around our hills as the bells did in
Naturally this is a prototype and will be further refined in silnylon. The bell itself has started to rust so it will need to be treated with something to preserve it – however I thought you might like to hear the wind gently blow the striker and ring the bell. It sounds very like the yak trains which I have added below as well for comparison. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/30/sounds-of-nepal/
30/05/2021: The wisdom in this is startling: The Pitfalls of Relying on ‘Lived Experience’ to Resolve Debates over Public Policy: https://reason.com/volokh/2021/05/26/pitfalls-of-relying-on-lived-experience-to-resolve-debates-over-public-policy/
30/05/2021: If something as slow and obvious as a giant tortoise can be out there what else is yet to be discovered: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/05/27/galapagos-giant-tortoise-discovery-extinct/9421622129838/
30/05/2021: When communists run things: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/one-of-these-states-is-not-like-the-others.html
29/05/2021: Ominous, Read this and weep: In 1958 Communists Had 45 Goals to Take Over the U.S./Australia Without Firing a Shot. Here Are the Ones They've Already Achieved: https://pjmedia.com/uncategorized/kevindowneyjr/2021/05/27/communists-have-45-goals-to-take-over-the-u-s-without-firing-a-shot-here-are-the-shocking-goals-they-have-already-achieved-n1450032
Communist goals 1963: http://www.ecjones.org/1963_Communist_Goals.pdf
Who do you think is ultimately responsible for the epidemic of fatherlessness and the breakdown of marriage in our society? “Communism abolishes eternal truths,” Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto (1848). “It abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis.” And further, “Abolish the family!… The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital…. The bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parent and child, becomes all the more disgusting, the more, by the action of Modern Industry, all family ties among the proletarians are torn asunder, and their children transformed into simple articles of commerce and instruments of labour.”
29/05/2021: (To the school strikers) Well said Alan Jones, “You’re selfish, badly educated, virtue-signaling little turds inspired by the adults around you who crave a feeling of having a noble cause while they indulge themselves in Western luxury and unprecedented quality of life…wake up, grow up, and shut up until you’re sure of the facts before protesting.” https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/a-message-for-the-school-strikers-get-serious-and-tell-your-teachers-to-switch-off-the-air-con/
29/05/2021: The scientific evidence is in: For 423,000 years, there is no warming effect from C02 or methane. Now can we please get back on with our lives: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/27/the-temperature-co2-climate-connection-an-epistemological-reappraisal-of-ice-core-messages/
28/05/2021: The Importance of Landmarks: I meant to add a bit (to ‘Ultralight Hiking #102’) – actually quite a bit – about identifying and using ‘landmarks’. A ‘sense of direction’ needs to be learned and cultivated. I have spent so much of my life deep in the bush it seems to be almost unconscious to me, but it can be learned.
It is as important as just always keeping in mind the position of the sun. (I guess people may not be in the habit of doing this). And identifying the overall direction of ‘down’ – what I call ‘the lie of the land’.
As regards the last, so many times eg some novice hunter I have taken out has called me on the radio to say something like this, ‘I am at a/the creek but I don’t know which way to go’ ie to get back to the car etc. My first question is always ‘which direction is the water flowing?’ (eg from the right or the left when you are facing towards the sun).
From this simple piece of information I am instantly able to orient the misplaced hiker/hunter in my mind to the overall topography and sun position, then say something like, ‘OK, turn around so your back is to the stream (and the sun), then walk straight up the ridge which will be in front of you.’ It is always easier to walk up a ridge to arrive at a given point than to walk down one (as they tend to split going downwards).
You just can’t walk so very far in a single day as to get a long way off course. It really should be quite obvious to you at all times during the day almost exactly where your point of origin and destination are. If it is not, practice till it is! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/27/the-importance-of-landmarks/
28/05/2021: A new biography of Thomas Sowell – if you are not familiar with this important intellectual now is the time to begin to be: https://newcriterion.com/issues/2021/6/the-triumph-of-thomas-sowell
28/05/2021: Facebook turns about face on one item of ‘fake news’ – seems the commies were responsible for the plague after all. How about they just give up on trying to suppress free speech: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/zuckerberg-caves-facebook-takes-the-giant-suck-on-the-wuhan-virus/
27/05/2021: Wonnangatta 23.5: Andrew Rule should be ashamed of himself. He is just inventing news here. Sightings of a vehicle >50 km away. Really! At least he has finally realized (what I did at the outset) that it is fantastically difficult to lug a dead body far (I know, behind a pay wall) : https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/missing-wonnangatta-campers-dam-camera-may-explain-carol-clay-russel-hill-disappearance/news-story/4f9d2428d3148f5604d223d20d2f1bcd
These are the kinds of people the Left would have our young emulate: Che
27/05/2021: A Triumph for Free Speech – hope this lead is followed everywhere. I am so sick of Facebook’s ‘Big Brother’ attitude: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/florida-governor-stops-silicon-valley-tech-giants-biased-silencing/
27/05/2021: China says ‘weak’ Australia would be first hit in a war over Taiwan: https://au.news.yahoo.com/too-weak-china-condemns-australias-provocative-move-085209619.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9jYXRhbGxheHlmaWxlcy5jb20v&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAADqiztgZzCDMQMfjccuBEjry4gVKf7ZMvB5KxmXWxVaok8TrXeGCgKDDPXdalHN_6NC9Hg8wcLRYo18kCFAghESDW7egK8HSvlUqyuzsgxWo6CslcgfmO7_l9PNoOdqI5FYcnHUq8IUZIKtcoHmrdyT4ocodkqjtDmU3IMiDOb1K
27/05/2021: Ultralight Hiking #102: First you figure out how to get your pack weight down to a sensible level say <5 kg skin out including your pack, mat sleeping bag, sat phone, sat messenger, shelter, first aid, cookset, clothes, pack rifle, ultralight fishing kit & etc – and hopefully you are able to do this without breaking the budget, ie for under $1,000 all up (sat phones etc are expensive but vital – how much is your life worth?) . You will find many suggestions, budget and DIY ideas on this page to help with those issues.
Then you must figure out how to ration your food and fuel (for less than 500 grams but over 2,000 calories per day) so that you can comfortably undertake say a ten day (unsupplied) hike beginning with a total pack weight of <10 kg (22 lbs). This is also not so hard. Some food ideas here.
I hope that you will have first learned a few things about bush survival and navigation before you go too far though, and that you continue to learn bushcraft skills which will enable you to live off the land and to provide yourself with water, food, warmth and shelter in any eventuality. These eventualities do arrive with alarming regularity. Thousands of people (needlessly) lose their lives every year in the backcountry for the lack of them! Don’t let it be you. As I earlier said, ‘How much is your life worth?’ read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/26/ultralight-hiking-102/
26/05/2021: Happy Sixth Birthday Ultralight Hiker: Lately
I have been working on a new website and Facebook page for my dad Steve's incredible Hiking Blog "The Ultralight Hiker". If you or someone you
know is interested in hiking, canoeing, camping, hunting etc in
26/05/2021: Virgin Galactic’s third seamless space flight. Space tourism is just on the horizon: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6255578974001
is what happens when we lose coal-fired baseload power. We need to begin
building new ones
Farewell Bill Shakespeare II: Just hope we aren’t all to soon follow him
(given that this vaccine has only ‘emergency authorisation’ – meaning it has
not been proven ‘safe’): https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/first-man-in-world-to-receive-covid-vaccine-is-dead/
25/05/2021: What a great lady she is ('I did but see her passing by'): https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/24/her-majesty-returns-to-work/
25/05/2021: Can you believe Bob Dylan turns 80 today. Life just goes zip: https://americandigest.org/noted-in-passing-bob-dylan-turns-80/
25/05/2021: Here comes inflation: Reality will return suddenly and with a vengeance. Then watch property prices crash and lots of folks go under: https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/aussie-mortgages-could-see-56-per-cent-increase-if-us-inflation-scenario-plays-out/news-story/3fd0a28d5177b4f4853f142aa7bc0b0c
24/05/2021: When Paddington attacks: https://nypost.com/2021/05/21/alaska-man-survives-horrific-bear-attack-while-on-the-job/
24/05/2021: Scott can win an election where he promises to bring back coal-fired power stations: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6255577809001
24/05/2021: Will ‘the meek inherit the earth’ as Jesus thought, or is genetics a little different? Some interesting thoughts – especially the point about fireflies: https://assistantvillageidiot.blogspot.com/2021/05/we-marry-for-unseen-reasons.html
23/05/2021: 0-60 mph in 1.1 seconds. Just add time machine: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-roadster-1-sec-0-60-mph-confirmed-elon-musk/
23/05/2021: Nobel Prize winner: Mass COVID vaccination an ‘unacceptable mistake’ that is ‘creating the variants’. It would be a disaster if we are creating a parallel situation to that with Marek’s disease in chickens: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/nobel-prize-winner-mass-covid-vaccination-an-unacceptable-mistake-that-is-creating-the-variants See my post 19/05/2021: Scott may be right to keep us locked up after all.
22/05/2021: New technology makes tumor eliminate itself: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-05-technology-tumor.html
Last: Holding Islamic State Terrorists Accountable for the Yazidi Genocide in
Everlasting Government Debt: We now owe a trillion dollars! This is why I
said the Covid response was a disaster. We have spent tens of billions of
dollars for every (purported) life saved, but as the average age of the lives
saved was approx 85 years, this decision was totally unbelievable! The Budget
Gross Debt 2021 = $963 billion rising to $1199 billion in 2024. Interest on
that at just 2% = $24 billion. Note in 2021 Defence gets 5.8% of 588.7 billion
= $34.1 billion. To pay that debt off in 100 years (ie an additional $10
billion per year off the Principal) we would be spending the equivalent of that
Defence budget allocation every year for the next century. To pay a trillion of
debt off in any meaningful time frame (say 10 years) would require $24 billion
of interest payments and $100 billion in Principal repayments (ie nearly 25% of
the budget). We are now
Wonnangatta #23.4– more and more improbable stuff: https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/new-hunting-theory-emerges-in-wonnangatta-missing-campers-mystery/news-story/8fe3620fa8ea6298f8389c47e65ca08d
(same story) PS: I know there is a paywall – just more invented speculation about
hunters, etc though. Such demonising of ‘rogue’ hunters is well-nigh
21/05/2021: “The love of hunting is almost a physiological characteristic. A man may not care for golf and still be human, but the man who does not like to see, hunt, photograph, or otherwise outwit birds and animals is hardly normal. He is supercivilised, and I for one do not know how to deal with him. Babes do not tremble when they are shown a golf ball, but I should not like to own the boy whose hair does not lift his hat when he sees his first deer” Aldo Leopold 1887-1948
Headline: Paltrow's Vagina-Scented Candle Explodes, Scaring
21/05/2021: On the other hand. CO2 Data Reveals Current CO2 Starvation: https://saltbushclub.com/2021/05/15/current-co2-starvation/
20/05/2021: Maybe why your heart blocks up sometimes: https://www.cnet.com/news/nikola-tesla-invention-from-100-years-ago-suddenly-makes-more-sense-today/ The blockages occur because the flow is wrong there and detritus builds up, like a sandbar in a river where the flow is sometimes even reversed, something every canoeist has observed! The flow is wrong because the geometry is wrong. Now however they are forbidding placing stents unless the ‘blockage’ is major when they could prevent the blockage occurring by altering the geometry (with eg stents). I have found all this myself playing around with irrigation systems (and helped ‘fix’ Della’s heart problem in the process), but NB the problem is always worse on the suction side. Cardiologists have yet to ‘discover’ that the heart has a ‘suction’ side. They are a long way behind plumbers!
20/05/2021: AP and AJ are just terrorist fronts: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/busted-ap-knew-hamas-operating-building-gaza-back-2014-despite-bogus-report-saturday/ & https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2021/05/16/report-israel-shared-intelligence-on-hamas-assets-based-in-destroyed-gaza-tower-with-u-s-n390328 Why do SBS and ABC take their ‘news feed’ from such corrupt sources?
BTW: I for one don’t think Nigel Farage has gone away: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nigel-farage-shocking-treatment-of-jews-in-london/ & https://thenationalpulse.com/analysis/far-left-twitter-users-tried-to-sabotage-a-nigel-farage-rally-heres-how-they-failed-miserably/
20/05/2021: The Road to Hell is paved with fake money. This crazy Government spending has to stop. It is impoverishing all of us, rewarding spendthrifts and punishing savers: https://richardsonpost.com/tyler-durden/21838/karl-marxs-road-to-hell-is-paved-with-fake-money/ & https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/05/the-bitter-fruit-of-an-untended-orchard/
In case you thought I just discovered this recently.
Here’s what I said about it back in 2014: What
both major parties have been trying to sell us for years (but Labor moreso) is
the idea of debt discounting (such as has been employed by many retailers, (eg
Harvey Norman). If Government spends more than it has, it APPEARS we get $1
worth of spending by only shelling out eg 50 cents, because 50 cents worth of
spending is discounted’ as debt which we can pay off at some indeterminate time
in the future (whilst ignoring the cost of the interest bill, and whether we
will have the capacity to pay in the future). So, half of the ‘goodies’ the
Government is selling us, we are putting on hire purchase with no defined
payment schedule or final settlement date. This is what Europe (think,
19/05/2021: Well done Dexter Kruger: https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/05/17/dexter-kruger-australias-oldest-man/
19/05/2021: Scott may be right to keep us locked up after all: https://richardsonpost.com/david-archibald/21808/if-you-thought-covid19-was-bad/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/did-they-forget-to-tell-us-leaky-vaccines-may-trigger-an-arms-race-that-makes-covid-more-dangerous/ One wonders whether something like this happened to the dinosaurs?
18/05/2021: A Hiker’s Breakfast: A couple of new (to me) things I have been trying out which are delicious and super-simple. Continental Soup Sensations ‘Moroccan Vegetable Medley’ and Uncle Toby’s ‘Breakfast Bakes’.
The Moroccan Soup is without a doubt the best cupasoup I have ever eaten. I have always sworn by their Lakhsa and Dutch Curry varieties – both of which go well to add flavouring to a pack of two minute noodles (delete the normal flavour sachet) for a more substantial meal by the way. I haven’t yet tried out the new one like that but I ‘m sure it will go splendidly too. I keep buying out my local supermarket (of it) I like it so much. It is 117 calories for a sachet weight of 34 grams (3.4 calories per gram).
If you have it with just one of the ‘Breakfast Bakes – my personal favourite is the ‘Roasted Cashew and Vanilla’ – you will be adding it to 262 calories at 65 grams each (4.03 calories per gram) to give you a 379 calorie breakfast for 99 grams. That is about enough for me usually but I guess if you are really hungry you could have two! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/17/a-hikers-breakfast/
COVID Cases in
18/05/2021: Who would have believed - a new Michael Ventris: https://greekreporter.com/2021/05/13/minoan-language-linear-a-linked-to-linear-b-in-groundbreaking-new-research/
17/05/2021: Cats are tough: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/cool-cat-survives-5-story-jump-from-burning-apartment/
17/05/2021: The World is Better Than Ever: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-world-is-better-than-ever-charts-2017-1?r=US&IR=T
Counting people is important not least because the totals affect the numbers of
elected representatives. Questionable methods occur in the
16/05/2021: A home complete with mountain lions: https://pix11.com/news/national-news/mountain-lions-make-themselves-at-home-on-womans-porch-during-repeat-visits/
16/05/2021: Yeats. Magnificent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6ZOSxuMrR4&t=172s
Royal Commission undermines justification for
Arizona Audit Continues: The entire database of voting records has been
deleted (by the Democrats); no-one in Government has (password) access to the
Dominion voting machines (and they refuse to release them); the chain of
custody of the ballots (and their authenticity) is completely broken; tallies
of batches of ballots are wrong by up to 17%…estimates are that there are in
excess of 250,000 fake votes in
15/05/2021: I said this at the outset: Lives saved were never worth the cost, not by at least one order of magnitude – ‘plugging 30,000 saved lives into the cost-benefit formula implies that saving those lives cost a mere 14.9 times more than the benefits.’ and we will be paying for this stupidity for a generation : https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/14/on-the-caplan-cost-benefit-test-of-lockdown-ii/
And do you really think we can ever afford the massive cost of all this welfarism? For example the NDIS is now slurping up $122 billion a year (forget about defence or paying off our massive debt) and is mandating (for example) that welfare claimant’s cleaners be paid $55 per hour - $115K pa (no doubt financed by the taxes of people who are paid less than half of this)! If you really wanted a new aristocracy, this is it: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/15/vicki-campion-we-have-fallen-into-the-trap-of-thinking-that-we-can-buy-our-way-out-of-discomfort/
icy blast we have been having has been the sun, (a coronal mass ejection event)
– what causes all the warming and cooling on earth (not man or CO2). Get set
for another Little Ice Age when skating returns to the
Get set for the next ‘Carrington Event’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/13/the-greatest-geomagnetic-storm-of-the-20th-centurymay-13-15-1921a-century-ago-new-york-city-new-york-state-were-especially-hard-hit/
14/05/2021: A very tough job: https://americandigest.org/noted-in-passing-some-cops-are-still-up-to-the-job/
14/05/2021: Our (socialist) government is equally to blame. You just can’t keep on printing money and expect all will be well. For example around here property prices have doubled, making it impossible for young people becoming property owners and anyone from buying a farm or business: https://moonbattery.com/inflation-predictably-starts-upward/
Same elsewhere: Progress and the housing bubble, eg “In Vancouver, where the price of a representative home is $1,381,274 and you need an income of $237,201 to afford it, you would have to save for 389 months (32.4 years) just for the down payment.” https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/08/the-left-right-divide-we-face-today/
14/05/2021: Quite some letter – it will remind many of the events of 1770: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/american-heroes-120-retired-generals-admirals-write-joe-biden-questioning-mental-health-support-evidence-election-fraud/
13/05/2021: The Ultralight Swagman: I just came across this interesting new poncho which doubles as a swag, the Helikon Swagman Roll Poncho. It would be lighter than the traditional wool blanket which (obviously) can be configured in much the same way (as I explained here). It weighs 1.64 pounds (743 grams). It is lined with Climashield Apex insulation. US$124 (May 2021)
Obviously you can cover it with a waterproof poncho such as Coghlans Emergency Poncho as I recommended here: If you could only carry two things in the bush what would they be? When you wrapped yourself up in it (or other space-type blanket) as a swag of a night this would make it both warmer and more waterproof. Could be very handy to have in your day or hunting pack. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/12/the-ultralight-swagman/
13/05/2021: Coffee Straw: Unlike so many people I am not a coffee snob. I am happy with a cup of instant coffee (black). Besides which a cup of coffee never got lighter than that, but if you are a coffee connoisseur you no doubt want to know about every possible wrinkle for making a delicious cup of java on the trail.
This solution is not the lightest I have seen (see post below = 4 grams) but I do like the originality of the idea. Materials: stainless steel & BPA free silicone Weight 2 oz (57 grams) Length 7.77″ (19.7 cm) Filter Diameter .55″ (1.4 cm) US$ 19 (May 2021) Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/13/coffee-straw/
13/05/2021: If safety is your priority, you will not have much of a life: https://mikerowe.com/2020/03/walk-me-through-this-safety-third-thing/
‘Many on the left won’t give up masks because it’s how
they virtue signal their belief in the responsibility of the
13/05/2021: Do you ever wonder what 120 year old chocolate tastes like: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61357
13/05/2021: Reminds me of Star Wars (PS: I hope our Government included a few of these in their defence budget): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyRbOQf2hME
12/05/2021: Why we have to have a special licence to keep exotic pets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P9B9rTVk4U&t=69s
More about wayward tigers: https://jonathanturley.org/2021/05/13/houston-man-arrested-as-police-continue-search-for-missing-tiger/
12/05/2021: PM’s address to the nation yesterday about the death of the Duke: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/prime-ministers-address-to-her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii-on-the-death-of-his-royal-highness-the-pri.html
PS: Contrary to popular opinion they really did throw spears at each other for Prince Philip and the Queen back in 1954: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/04/they-really-did-throw-spears-at-each-other/
11/05/2021: So What is Still Good and Cheap? Interesting thoughts: 15 Things That Were Made For Poor People That Rich People Ruined – so what is still good and cheap? https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/things-for-poor-people-that-rich-people-ruined PS: I am loath to make suggestions unless I get priced out of life!
When I was a kid we ate a lot of prawns which were
cheap because ‘toffee noses’ hadn’t discovered them yet. We also used to catch
a lot of our own by moonlight around the shores of
Fortunately you still can take prawns like this eg
11/05/2021: How can it have become dangerous to work in a supermarket: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/442246/people-stabbed-at-supermarket-in-dunedin
11/05/2021: "Yachtsmen pleasuring in the 'lilies of the sea' will not think favourably of my craft," warned Joshua Slocum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spray_(sailing_vessel)
11/05/2021: Well done Yahweh: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/05/iranian-man-accidentally-sets-himself-on-fire-while-burning-israeli-flag/
11/05/2021: Are you growing fractal broccoli: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanesco_broccoli
10/05/2021: This is actually true: How CO2 cools the earth: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/06/the-cooling-side-of-greenhouse-gases/
getting the virus might be better than getting the vaccine: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/05/07/coronavirus-reinfection-study/7451620396318/
I resent Scomo keeping us locked up over what is really a bad case of the
sniffles when I lived through
Meanwhile a peer-reviewed research has claimed that global ivermectin use can end the COVID-19 pandemic: https://weather.com/en-IN/india/coronavirus/news/2021-05-08-use-of-ivermectin-medicine-globally-can-end-covid-19-pandemic
10/05/2021: Happy Birthing Person Day. Also of interest ‘birthing person of pearl, Holy Birthing Person of God & etc. Some ‘chest feeders’ are also concerned about this: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/happy-mothers-day-to-all-chest-feeders-.html In other news: Non-Menstruating Partner Wishes Menstruating Partner A Happy Birthing Person's Day: https://babylonbee.com/news/non-menstruating-partner-wishes-menstruating-partner-a-happy-birthing-persons-day
09/05/2021: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Hears Ingenuity Mars Helicopter in Flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5niGi4k9vQ&list=PLTiv_XWHnOZpzQKYC6nLf6M9AuBbng_O8&t=143s
09/05/2021: Their students ignore them in the classroom, obsessed with their phones. Their own children are indifferent and ungrateful. Their wives have little time for their husbands so four Danish teacher decide to explore the theory that human beings are naturally deficient in alcohol. What could go wrong? I particularly like “the idea, attributed to psychiatrist Finn Skårderud, that the human body is alcohol-deficient and does better at a blood alcohol level of 0.05 per cent.” An interesting new film: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/movies/2021/05/when-the-best-prescription-is-a-stiff-drink/
09/05/2021: Is Dr. Anthony Fauci This Century’s Greatest Killer? I think this may be a fair point, but other health Nazis would also be up there eg our own Dan Andrews who has actually banned some efficacious treatments for the disease. Prophylaxis (such as Vitamin D and zinc supplementation which are both so cheap) and early interventions with cheap medicines such as Ivomec, Hydroxychloroquine, Iodine etc which we know work would still save many many lives. There should also have been much more research (and agreement) into treatments: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/dr-anthony-fauci-centurys-greatest-mass-murderer-dr-fauci-21st-centurys-mao-zedong/
08/05/2021: Wonnangatta #23.2: I think Anthony Piovesan is just making it up as he goes along but if his two ‘new’ pieces of evidence were true they would change the narrative somewhat, viz he claims that a melted mobile phone connected to a charger was found in the burned out campsite. My memory is that this has never been mentioned before. Indeed, it has always been claimed that both Russell and Carol’s phones (and the drone) were missing. He also claims the radio was a HF and not a UHF (as all previous reports claimed). If true this would narrow the search field for the culprit enormously! I notice that (he also claims) police have once again suspended their search operation. If this is true I wonder whether they have been reading my posts?
08/05/2021: Tucker on vaccine doubts: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-carlson-shatters-media-silence-why-are-thousands-of-people-dying-from-covid-vaccine/
08/05/2021: Remember what a good idea re-introducing wolves was: https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2021/05/06/cost-of-colorado-forced-wolf-importation-already-rising/
Glaciers are melting? On the other hand. Remember when they found a squadron of
WW2 planes a couple of hundred feet under the ice in
07/05/2021: Playing with expensive toys: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/skills-god-only-thinks-hes-a-fighter-pilot.html
07/05/2021: Can these really be fungi on Mars: https://futurism.com/scientists-fungus-growing-mars
07/05/2021: Ah, the romance of being a castaway on a desert island for fifteen years- the fate and behaviour of these Malagasys is quite astonishing: https://www.damninteresting.com/fifteen-years-forsaken/
06/05/2021: Mars, here we come: Starship SN15 Take-off and Landing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9eoubnO-pE&t=772s
06/05/2021: So when we are all vaccinated do we get our freedom back –I suspect not: (& NB: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/vaccinated-country-earth-closes-schools-sports-covid-cases-surge-35-new-cases-fully-vacinated/): https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/05/why-must-i-change-my-behavior-to-protect-those-who-choose-not-to-vaccinate.html
06/05/2021: And In the future many (more) elderly Victorians will die from cold (because of ‘climate emergencies’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/05/victoria-announces-the-end-of-affordable-home-heating-because-climate-change/
05/05/2021: Kleos Space develops tool for in-space manufacturing of large structures: https://spacenews.com/kleos-in-space-manufacturing/
05/05/2021: Notice how CO2 levels started to shoot up hundreds of years ago (not since WW2 as you might have thought). That is because increases in CO2 lag temperature spikes by approx 800 years so that these (modern) spikes are a symptom of the medieval warm Period ie a natural phenomenon, not anthropomorphic at all. They are caused by outgassing from a warming ocean. These changes make glaciers look fast! https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/02/the-co2-shift-ice-age-to-gas-age/
05/05/2021: These are the people the CIA (and presumably our military) needs? Good luck with defending the nation guys: https://moonbattery.com/woke-cia-recruiting-ads/
Interesting thoughts: 15 Things That Were Made For Poor People That Rich People
Ruined – so what is still good and cheap? https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/things-for-poor-people-that-rich-people-ruined
PS: I am loath to make suggestions unless I get priced out of life! Some of our
‘wrinkles’ have already been denied to others: building our own house out of
earth & etc has become monstrously difficult. Thank goodness we did it long
ago. (Someday we may even finish it!) Home car repairs and second-hand cars
have become much more difficult. For thirty years our annual car ‘running’
costs were around $300 per car (about half of rego costs now!) But it has
become so difficult to fix a modern car. I mostly stick to 20+ years old Land
Rovers for that reason – but I also buy insurance write-offs and re-build and
re-register them. We are about to launch into club rego for many of our older
cars. Enormously cheaper if you have the garage space. We still do a lot of
04/05/2021: A Cure for Blindness: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/trial-to-see-if-a-gene-therapy-can-stop-or-reverse-one-of-the-most-common-causes-of-vision-loss/news-story/b99e8bb4665b04a254977aa417bdadbe
03/05/2021: “Terror is only justice: prompt severe and inflexible. It is then an emanation of virtue. It is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.” Robespierre, who (blessedly) himself fell victim to his ‘terror’ and went to the guillotine where he had sent so many before him. Justice!
you ever wonder why you
Notice when you look at long-term
03/05/2021: Human culture is incredibly ancient: https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-find-the-oldest-evidence-of-indoor-human-activity-deep-inside-a-desert-cave
02/05/2021: Wonnangatta #23.1: One more item to add to the puzzle (one could hope that information would be available a little sooner or be more accurate). ‘A mobile phone attached to a charger was found among the charred mess, leading police to believe it may have caused the blaze.’ : https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/clues-could-crack-missing-australian-campers-carol-clay-russell-hill-mystery/K6WPBKGYVTU72K5JYKA3CJCZ74/
02/05/2021: Everlasting Pen: Even in this electronic age sometimes you need to leave a written message. It helps if you can make it waterproof (these notepads will help) but it is also important that when the time comes to write it that your pen works (and is ultralight, of course!) You could just use a cheap length of pencil. Or a space pen refill (as I have done here). Or you could investigate this idea – a pen which does not use ink and which does not wear out.
I have sometimes needed to leave a message – perhaps tied to a tree eg warning about some trail hazard ahead (a washed out bridge perhaps), or placed in someone’s tent/camp/hut or besides their trailcam, and of course we have all needed to fill out log books in huts etc. It is just on such occasions you find that your trusty biro which you have carried for endless trail miles has gone dry and =that no amount of rubbing an cajoling will bring it back to life.
Space pens are superior in this regard and have never failed me so far, and at one gram for the refill I carry (and little need, as I rarely venture where there are other folks to leave messages for anyway) I am unlikely to carry anything else, but if this description is not you then maybe an everlasting pen is your solution?
These pens would not actually last forever either as they wear away slowly by leaving a thin film of indelible soft metal as a message something like writing a message with the soft tip of a lead bullet something which f you are a hunter you have probably frequently done! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/01/everlasting-pen/
02/05/2021: You betcha: ‘It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.’ Mark Twain
02/05/2021: One way to beat mask mandates: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/painted-mask-on-a-hot-chick-fools-the-covid-nazis-every-time/
02/05/2021: A very handy little gun – concealed carry at its best: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/prison-pouch-sentencing-573048
01/05/2021: Wonnangatta Mystery # 23. I can’t believe I have posted about this case so many times over the last year - but I have counted them up. It is a fascinating case. However I can’t believe I (and the police, I suspect) missed such a simple and repeated piece of evidence as this. I had ‘concluded’ that this was a ‘stranger murder’ (even though ~90% of murderers are known to the victim) on the basis that otherwise the culprit would have had to follow them for two days (vanishingly unlikely I thought) and on the basis that police would long ago have checked out Russell and Carol’s phone contacts to see if anyone’s phone travelled near there or was switched off or did not move at all for a couple of days & etc.
The indications from the latest reportings of the case indicate that it may be only recently that police have been doing forensic phone tracing so I cannot be sure of the latter – and in any case someone could have paid an (unconnected) killer to carry this out, or it could have been carried out by a criminal with a fake phone number or etc.
The crucial point is that the reports of the incident say again and again that the couple disappeared very shortly after calling in (around 6:00pm on Russell’s UHF radio) and just after having arrived at the campsite (in an invisible spot on a dead end track just before dark) where they did not use the toilet they set up. Other reports have stated that Russell belonged to a UHF radio group, often went camping with them and talked to them at 6:00pm each night. Here are a couple of earlier links to that effect: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule/andrew-rule-missing-high-country-campers-revive-centuryold-tragedy/news-story/22c177ddb2f89cfe558e8e87e621715e & https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-19/how-four-people-disappeared-without-trace-in-victorian-mountains/12455124?nw=0&pfmredir=sm&fbclid=IwAR0xXWGgMKtgUixrO8VQoDgWnfiay7Hww35o-i12Dz_pk6gq-3KoAzmhLik
It was also reported earlier that Russell called his
friend Rob some time on the Friday to talk about going down into the
I was previously surprised that the murderer did not
srtrike on the Thursday night if he had ‘followed’ them in. This was one of my
reasons for deciding it was a ‘stranger murder’ – but there are valid reasons
why he might not have. When Russell called his friend Rob on the Thursday night
he likely didn’t give his location but just said something like, “I am at our
old campsite where we had the altercation with the deer hunter/button man” or
the like. This would (unintentionally) have let Rob know where he was but
without revealing his location to a third party. Or he might have said
something like ‘I am at the Billy Track camp”
NB. Russell would have used a UHF ‘repeater’ to get out from the Wonnangatta area (and most other places up there). This involves (for any particular area), a single UHF channel. You have to place the radio on ‘Duplex’ to access the radio repeater tower (to transmit – I don’t know about ‘receive’, but it is likely that the person who was listening also had his radio on duplex and obviously on the same channel). I have no idea whether the ‘repeater’ ‘logs’ the connected radios in any way, or whether police/emergency services monitor/record it. Worth checking.
One thing is clear: Russell was in the habit of calling in with his location every night when he was away – for safety. I do too on my sat phone. I hardly ever tell my wife a location which would mean anything to a listener – not because I am secretive, but to make myself crystal clear. I am trying to make sure that she can explain to a third party where I am by letting her know a location eg where we have both been before eg “The camp where you took a photo of me walking across the river on a log” – this is a real example.
Remember he was reported missing (long) before his camp
was found just because he had missed his call in. Doubtless the culprit had
been listening to his radio calls for some time (perhaps
Now it is very unlikely
On the other hand if
there is an unknown murderer who followed them in from the
It seems to me that telephone providers must have a
database of phones which were (most probably) located in
Why did the perpetrator take the drone and phones? Because he could not be sure that Russell/Carol had not noticed they had been followed and had taken footage/photos on one/either of them which would help identify whoever it was. Better to take the possible incriminating evidence away and throw it in the fire or in some other way permanently destroy it. Anyway if this was a pretty professional and targeted ‘job’ as it appears it may have been you can be pretty sure they are gone forever now. Russell’s car keys were likely just in his pockets when he was killed/taken – as they would be, and probably still are.
You would think police forensics would have the answer to this question, but I don’t. However, it seems to me that if they were taken away alive that you would perhaps need more than one perpetrator to do this – you really need two hands on the wheel to drive those tracks. I suppose you could have restrained the couple with cable ties etc though. People are also often surprisingly compliant when threatened and frightened. Two perperators would be awfully easier to catch than one though.
Whoever did this was clearly very angry with Russell, Carol or both. (if locating them by radio proves that it was ‘targeted’). Usually it takes some time to get that angry. An altercation on the Thursday, Thursday night or Friday doesn’t seem to cut it – but it is possible – however the person would not have turned off his phone until he decided to do it so there would be some phone tracking in the Howitt Plains area (associated with Russell and Carol’s phones too) as I have said for a year, which would have confirmed this and (surely) led to an arrest long ago. Likewise the white ute person would probably have had to be up there on the Howitt Plains previously as well to have had a motive – but then how/why did he get (hours) ahead of Russell and Carol?
01/05/2021: Oh, to have moose in the garden: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mom-theres-a-cute-baby-moose-in-the-yard-taking-a-shower/
After the audit results are in (soon) this is how the fraudulent
01/05/2021: Meanwhile, https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/04/29/SpaceX-successfully-launches-60-Starlink-satellites/8021619665981/ Get ready for much faster internet speeds soon.
30/04/2021: Skill: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/skills.html
30/04/2021: How to lose your country #101 – this will not end well. Be warned Oz: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/macron-government-ignores-warning-announces-20-french-generals-warned-civil-war-leftist-islamist-radicalization-will-punished/ & https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9525485/Paris-mayor-says-AGREES-military-chiefs-warned-disintegration-France.html
30/04/2021: No ‘climate emergency’. It’s the thermostat stupid. For example, ‘Thunderstorms function as heat pipes that transport warm air rapidly from the surface to the lifting condensation level where the moisture turns into clouds and rain, and from there to the upper atmosphere without interacting with the intervening greenhouse gases. The air and the energy it contains are moved to the upper troposphere hidden inside the cloud-shrouded thunderstorm tower, without being absorbed or hindered by GHGs on the way. Thunderstorms also cool the surface in a host of other ways, utilizing a combination of a standard refrigeration cycle with water as the working fluid, plus cold water returned from above, clear surrounding air allowing greater upwelling surface radiation, wind-driven evaporation, spray increasing evaporation area, albedo changes, and cold downwelling entrained air.’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/28/a-request-for-real-peer-review/
years ago today – the fall of
Mystery Of Why Human Feet Keep Washing Ashore In The
29/04/2021: ‘The eagle has landed’. Vale Michael Collins: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/apollo-11-astronaut-the-forgotten-michael-collins-dies-at-90/
28/04/2021: This bird is doing better at 70 than I am: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/worlds-oldest-wild-bird-hatches-chick-at-70/
know how to deal with terrorists in
28/04/2021: This is weird - We Keep Raising the Age That Children Are Allowed To Play Outside. No freedom for kids until they're 11. I used to wander alone all day in the nearby forests way before I started school: https://reason.com/2021/04/23/survey-we-keep-raising-the-age-that-children-are-allowed-to-play-outside/
27/04/2021: Wonnangatta Again: Certainly sounds like phone tracking. Police ‘seem’ to have released a route the perpetrator (or is it the only unidentified phone/s?) took on the way out of the Wonnangatta. Of course if they know this they also know who it is – and how many people, or at least phones are involved.
I would imagine they have driven the same route at approx the same time of day to see just how long it normally takes between points where a phone ‘shakes hands’ with a tower so as to determine if there are sections where the perpetrator took longer than ‘normal’ in order to determine where the bodies likely are. (Remember how the old CDMA phones used to tell you what tower you were connected to?) The fact that they did not nominate a section at the outset surely indicates that there is not a stop of an hour or more (time needed to bury bodies) - but reporting of this incident has been horrible, so who knows?
The fact that they are saying Hernes Spur and then Cynthia Track indicates that there is a spot along the Wombat Spur route where a phone normally ‘shakes hands’ - but this one didn’t. I indicated this methodology over a year ago and the most likely places the bodies could be found – so much easier when they were ‘fresh’.
Some spots (eg off the Hernes Spur) are very steep and shaley (over the edges) so that one could quickly scrape shale over bodies which you had rolled over the side. It would be unlikely you would stop though on the steepest sections (going uphill).
It is also unlikely anyone would have taken the bodies
out onto the
Of a night people usually don’t stop (or travel much) and you can see lights and hear engines a long way out. I have often been camped along the river below Hernes Spur and even though I am quite deaf I can hear vehicles making their ways along the tops from several kilometers away – and see their lights.
I admit I am surprised they do not nominate the track from Dry Creek to the Hernes Spur (over an hour’s drive) as part of the search area. I know there are often people camped along there but there are also many isolated spots. Perhaps there were enough people camped along there that police have a ‘picture’ of where/if the vehicle stopped along that section?
Of course this new ‘phone evidence’ will only work if the perpetrator had his phone on. If I had followed them in (eg from King Billy with the intention of doing this) I would have had my phone off throughout. Or indeed I would have left it turned on back at my camp!
The phone and white ute owner police have been tracking could still just be someone who didn’t want to come forward to say they had been in there. People have all sorts of ‘innocent’ reasons why they might not want to contact police. I am not trying to defend such a practice.
Many years ago I/we spent several days participating in a search for a youth who had disappeared on his motorbike. As he had taken most of his possessions with him I imagined he would ‘turn up’ years later working on some outback station. However, months later his body was found propped against his motorbike in the middle of a (distant) track where he had unfortunately killed himself. Vehicle tracks indicated several people had driven past the body and not reported it. Awful conduct I know, but clearly such people did not want to have anything to do with the police even though they had nothing to do with the death. This could also be the case in the Wonnangatta incident. People can even just be too ‘shy’ to want to talk to others (or police).
For the perpetrator to have exited via Eaglevale it is likely that he entered the same way (so definitely a ‘stranger murder’) as if you entered via Zeka Spur (in these guilty circumstances) you would likely exit the same way rather than encounter unexpected conditions (eg many more campers and vehicles, unexpected road conditions, fallen trees, etc).
I continue to think that the phone tracking was of a phone which was turned on. If ‘police’ had the ability to track phones which were turned off (or if Russell and Carol’s phones were also turned on) they would have already made an arrest – as there would be enough evidence to connect the person with them. https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-resume-search-for-missing-campers-carol-clay-russell-hill-in-wonnangatta/news-story/9d400b7e8475f77f8dbeea84090aebbb
The news items reference the search is along the Wonnangatta Track not the
27/04/2021: You better believe it: “After 40 it’s just patch, patch, patch.” L. Sprague De Camp
27/04/2021: But pioneers always have: Elon Musk says ‘bunch of people will probably die’ during Mars mission: https://nypost.com/2021/04/25/elon-musk-people-will-probably-die-trying-to-get-to-mars/
26/04/2021: Great Quotes - Isaac Asimov:
“Tell me why the stars do shine,
Tell me why the ivy twines,
Tell me what makes skies so blue,
And I'll tell you why I love you.
Nuclear fusion makes stars to shine,
Tropisms make the ivy twine,
Testicular hormones are why I love you. ”
26/04/2021: In the interest of equality we should give little girls free cigarettes. Well done Theodore Dalrymple: https://www.takimag.com/article/an-age-old-story/
this - How a tiny country (
Day and the 70th
Anniversary of the
is an awful crime but we should remember that women are also capable of ‘family
violence’ especially towards children – eg a woman in
25/04/2021: This really is big news - a new effective malaria vaccine: So far (since the DDT ban) 131 million people have died of this disease compared with 3 million from Covid: http://junksciencearchive.com/malaria_clock.html & https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/04/23/malaria-vaccine-study/8191619196625/
24/04/2021: Definitely a must -have – a sex doll which delivers a greenie rant: https://nypost.com/2021/04/20/this-sex-doll-rants-about-how-despicable-the-human-race-is/
24/04/2021: How did ancient North Americans paint the rocks if you need pitons and ropes to climb them today http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61187
24/04/2021: Forty years of ‘global warming’ looks a lot like ‘global cooling’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/23/how-global-warming-isnt/
23/04/2021: Did Bigfoot murder pot growers: https://www.sfgate.com/streaming/article/hulu-true-crime-sasquatch-murder-cannabis-farmers-16104896.php
23/04/2021: This cat is done with the woke bullshit: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/comedy-gold-this-cat-is-done-with-the-woke-bullshit/
22/04/2021: Dershowitz is right about the preposterous Chauvin verdict. It is tantamount to a lynching: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/must-assume-jury-heard-maxine-waters-said-case-may-reversed-alan-dershowitz-weighs-chauvin-verdict-video/ Candace Owens’ take on this, “The media creates the mob and the mob rules”: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/21/owens-the-media-creates-the-mob-and-the-mob-rules/
22/04/2021: In a similar case, So many people are out of control. It is hard to see exactly what other response police can have eg when they are witnessing one person (ordered to stop) stabbing multiple people: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/police-shoot-15-year-old-knife-wielding-girl-in-columbus-heres-the-video/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/makiyah-bryant-neighbor-says-security-footage-proves-columbus-police-officer-no-choice-shoot-knife-wielding-teen-video/
21/04/2021: Just so you know: Waffle House is not racist – but what is it with this behaviour: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/can-get-waffle-another-weekend-waffle-house-fight-caught-video/ But no doubt Chauvin is guilty?
21/04/2021: The rebellion of workers against the woke – pay attention conservatives: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/its-an-upperclass-thing-labor-have-become-the-australian-wokers-party-and-the-workers-are-fed-up/
21/04/2021: Sloth – Covid’s biggest risk factor (and most other disease besides): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/covid-biggest-risk-factor-is-not-being-fat-or-diabetic-but-sitting-still/
And what about this: ‘The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks.’ https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/stanford-study-noting-ineffectiveness-harm-masks-censored-twitter-now-second-study-published-cdcs-website-confirms-masks-cause-serious-side-effects/ & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/us-published-medical-study-on-the-uselessness-and-dangers-of-deadly-face-masks.html
20/04/2021: Problems with electric and self-driving cars: How do we get rid of them: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/17/the-dawn-of-the-e-vehicle-battery-environmental-disaster-discarded-even-sooner-than-expected/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/explosive-tesla-crash-no-one-was-driving-2-dead/
20/04/2021: How ‘wokeness’ is working out in the happiness stakes. It does not surprise me that conservative women are the happiest and leftist men the unhappiest: https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2021/04/18/conservative-women-are-the-happiest-people-in-america-any-guesses-whos-unhappiest-n363805
20/04/2021: Ingenuity helicopter flying on Mars: https://phys.org/news/2021-04-ingenuity-helicopter-successfully-flew-mars.html
19/04/2021: And about time too – where’s my money: https://babylonbee.com/news/men-demand-reparations-from-women-due-to-eve-eating-the-apple
19/04/2021: This is an insightful letter from a parent of a US$54,000 pa fee school (Brearley) which has also been taken over by communists – just like all our public schools. Time to change all this. Do read it: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/you-have-to-read-this-letter
The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna (1817) - Charles Wolfe
“Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,
As his corse to the rampart we hurried;
Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot
O’er the grave where our hero we buried.
We buried him darkly at dead of night,
The sods with our bayonets turning;
By the struggling moonbeam’s misty light
And the lantern dimly burning.
No useless coffin enclosed his breast,
Nor in sheet nor in shroud we wound him,
But he lay like a warrior taking his rest
With his martial cloak around him.
Few and short were the prayers we said,
And we spoke not a word of sorrow;
But we steadfastly gazed on the face that was dead,
And we bitterly thought of the morrow.
We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed
And smoothed down his lonely pillow,
That the foe and the stranger would tread o’er his head,
And we far away on the billow!
Lightly they’ll talk of the spirit that’s gone
And o’er his cold ashes upbraid him,
But little he’ll reck, if they let him sleep on
In the grave where a Briton has laid him.
But half of our heavy task was done
When the clock struck the hour for retiring;
And we heard the distant and random gun
That the foe was sullenly firing.
Slowly and sadly we laid him down,
From the field of his fame fresh and gory;
We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone,
But left him alone with his glory.”
Quitting Afghanistan: I’m sure this guy is right (he should know) but I misdoubt we could have hung on after the US had left: Afghan Association of Australia chairman Abdul Khaliq Fazal said the decision would lead to civil war, meaning the sacrifice of Australian troops could be wasted… Why would they leave before there is peace?”
NB: When defenestration was legalized: https://moonbattery.com/france-no-murder-charge-for-throwing-jew-out-window/
18/04/2021: New motorcycle carrier. I needed one of these for packrafting. This one is great. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/18/motorbike-carrier/
18/04/2021: The Prince’s Land Rover Defender hearse is my must have. Fortunately I own two of them so should not be disappointed when the time comes. (May be their first wash!) They will after all outlast me.
18/04/2021: The impossible mad green dream – why are we destroying ourselves with this stuff? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/16/us-green-impossibilities/
fake election is going down. I don’t know just when or what will be the result.
(I still fear civil war in the
Quotes of the day: George Washington: ‘Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master…Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth…The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments…The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves…’ http://www.brainyquote.com/.../g/george_washington.html
17/04/2021: 2.5 billion T. rex roamed Earth, but not all at once: https://www.msn.com/EN-US/news/technology/study-2-5-billion-t-rex-roamed-earth-but-not-all-at-once/ar-BB1fH8XV?ocid=BingNews Given that each of them needed to consume the mass of approximately one small boy a day, that’s a lot of small boys gone missing.
17/04/2021: Beware of bobcats: https://gutsmack.com/2021/04/husband-goes-full-rambo/
17/04/2021: Brilliant: "A dangling participle walks into a bar..." http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/35355-Notes-for-copy-editors.html
17/04/2021: What not to do when you are issuing covid health warnings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4A313OAND0&t=12s
16/04/2021: Wonnangatta Revisit: ‘Calling a Spade a Bloody Shovel’ used to be one of my father’s favourite sayings. I was minded of this yesterday when Vicpol appeared completely unable to tell the difference between the two, and somehow bizarrely believed that two bricky’s spades discarded off the edge of a main highway could have been used to bury bodies in thick fire regrowth (which they seem to be mistaking for pristine wilderness!) nearly 100 km away from where the (likely) Wonnangatta murders took place – as if someone would have spent say four hours on 4WD tracks driving past hundreds of suitable spots so that they could then drive along 2WD roads for a several more hours to dispose of the bodies next to a main artery!
The man who committed this crime was not so stupid. He was quick-witted enough to commit the murders and dispose of the bodies (in the dark within a couple of hours of the couple arriving at the camp site – the camp toilet had not been used) leaving the ‘crime scene’ pristine enough that even after a year many of the police are still not willing to say that the crime actually occurred. He clearly knew he was going to commit this crime and had thoroughly planned it in his head – at least for hours. I imagine that he had them under observation for some time, waited till it went dark and they were in bed then struck. This suggests that he followed them in, or was already there. (I doubt he knew them as in that case he would have killed them on the Thursday night on the Howitt Plains when fewer people were about).
As I am unaware of any witness reports about Russell and Carol driving in then clearly no-one saw a car which followed them in then exited again in the dark either – which leaves open the possibility that it was not the ‘white ute’ that police are seeking (unless it was already there - as I said before).
In my last post about this a reader commented that ‘police’ have the ability to track phones which are switched off (or even have their batteries removed). I admit that I thought this was unlikely however I found indeed it is possible, but I can find no evidence that anyone has this ability unless they have accessed the phone prior to the desire to track it in some way (which would be unlikely in this instance). If ‘police’ had this ability they would long ago have identified where Russell, Carol and the perpetrator's phones were – and made an arrest!
Disposing of two bodies off a 4WD track in the dark involves several technical difficulties which suggest likely spots to search. I have spent over 40 years’ tracking’ along 4WD tracks looking for deer sign to start hounds on. And of course I have often found where people stop to dump dead calves, sheep carcasses and the like. You are not going to stop just anywhere – eg not on a very steep section or right next to a sharp bend ( as someone may come along unexpectedly). You want a level-ish spot with a good ‘drop-off below where it is easy to drag/roll the bodies down and out of sight quickly.
I have stressed that word. You don’t want to be caught hanging around on a remote track disposing of dead bodies. Remember this was the Friday night of a long weekend. People will be arriving at all hours. You need to stop in a place where you can see lights coming from a long way away – so basically a long flattish section preferably with a slight downhill incline (not such a common spot if you are going uphill) so that your headlights can illuminate what you are doing. You would stop, toss the bodies on the ground then back up so that you can see where you are dragging them (a torch won’t cut it as well), then quickly drag them down 20 yards or so (2 minutes at most) and be on your way – and clearly never come back!
There are several suitable spots like that on the Zeka Spur (most likely eg if you followed them in) and on the Cynthia Range Track on the way out to Eaglevale (for example) the second most likely spot those two being the most common routes. If you are smart enough to have covered all traces at the crime scene (in a few minutes probably) you are not going to be driving out onto a 2WD road on a long weekend where there will likely be police/wildlife officers etc stopping cars eg to check gun licences etc. This is a common occurrence as anyone who frequents the Wonnangatta knows!
I have never been convinced (enough) by the quality of police searches to completely rule out that their (lost) bodies might even be in the bush in the vicinity of the campsite still, (photos show the cadaver dogs there now) but all along I thought this was a one-in-a-million chance. I have actually spoken to the people who found the burnt out camp site six days later but I do not know who found it the next day and failed to report it. What an irresponsible person! The people six days later drove immediately up to ‘the tops’ so they could phone the police (whose response was evidently about what we are used to, eg in the case of the little lost boy they could not find at about the same time & etc!)
On the seventh day (if I had been the police) I would have been walking along the tracks I mentioned (and similar ones) with my two small Jack Russell terriers who would have immediately told me when they smelled a body (supposing my own olfactory skills were so poor as not to notice!) A year later is just about too late to be bringing out the ‘cadaver dogs’ as they have been doing, though if they look in the right place the bodies will still be there – but not buried! There is absolutely not reason to bury the bodies. The time spent doing so (an hour or more in the dark – oh sure!) would only increase the chance that someone would come along and notice.
This perpetrator is not stupid. I can see several attempts by the police (in reporting) to ‘spook’ him but they are so inconsistent and poorly thought out they would clearly not have that effect on any (evil) intelligent person. For example inconsistently stating the numbers (one/some) of people in the white ute. If you know there are two you say ‘two’ so that the one less guilty will come forward in the expectation that police are close behind. You do not say that the ‘shovels’ were found in bush ‘where no human has even walked’ (when they were obviously thrown/fallen off from a vehicle anyway). Really if no-one had ever walked there how did the shovels get there?
As a policemen you need to give some indication you are smarter than the criminal. This is not the way to do it. You can be sure the perpetrator is closely reading every word that is written about this crime. (NB I note that the reporters may be to blame for some/all of these slips. The reporting of this matter and most others has been appalling)
My own ‘hunch’ about this is that the perpetrator is an evil ‘copycat’ who decided to emulate the very similar 1916 murders in pretty much the same spot where the bodies were also removed from the scene – you would hope police searched the spots where the 1916 bodies were found - though I doubt they would be there. Some recent reports:
https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-move-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-to-mount-hotham-area/news-story/dbc205908ec032aec7c2dc0195548ff3 & https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-move-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-to-mount-hotham-area/news-story/dbc205908ec032aec7c2dc0195548ff3 & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts-victoria/detectives-pause-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-await-forensic-tests-for-two-shovels/news-story/c6e4f7462284832ef5cb21b4bbf31ce0 & https://www.9news.com.au/national/mysterious-disappearance-of-campers-russell-hill-carol-clay-mount-hotham-victoria/16ad67b3-d318-4cc5-ac3f-f14b6c8bdc4f & https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/criminal-psychologist-tim-watsonmunro-believes-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-met-with-foul-play/news-story/9679014d5dd2d4c8fc9577ecc0ed5f47 & https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9472341/Russell-Hill-Carol-Clay-Investigation-missing-campers-PAUSED-discovery-new-clues.html
16/04/2021: We must fight back against the ‘elites’ or we are doomed: https://www.steynonline.com/11218/the-perversion-of-public-discourse
new Domino Theory:
16/04/2021: Remember when ‘manly’ and ‘brave’ used to be virtues: https://moonbattery.com/from-lou-gehrig-to-aaron-hicks-in-only-82-years/ After the speech what was there but to die horribly and have the disease named after him.
15/04/2021: Who would want to be a policeman today: https://www.aol.com/news/ex-officer-kim-potter-charged-161300713.html
15/04/2021: Jack Russells fear nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1q63v6Dd3c&t=49s
14/04/2021: Do clean your teeth: https://www.studyfinds.org/gum-disease-alzheimers-disease/
14/04/2021: This is about as stupid as Albanese thinking you could charge your car with solar overnight: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/as-useful-as-boobs-on-a-bull.html
14/04/2021: I found these two essays deeply disturbing – yet (sadly) I do not doubt their truth: https://quillette.com/2021/04/06/when-sons-become-daughters-part-ii-parents-of-transitioning-boys-speak-out-on-their-own-suffering/ & https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/reflections/2021/04/the-very-devil-of-a-thing-to-comprehend/
13/04/2021: Fossil Fuel Decline – Really? https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/making-people-believe-nonsense-the-imaginary-decline-of-fossil-fuels/
13/04/2021: The Krag-Jorgensen Rifle, a fascinating historical insight: https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2021/4/9/the-krag-jorgensen-americas-first-bolt-action-service-rifle (Particularly the anecdote about the Moro uprising).
Humanities has just gone away. That is why it is in a sad decline. It has
eschewed its core curriculum, just as our political parties have deserted their
key constituencies as both move inexorably to the left. The Liberal Party is
Arthur 25 Years: Has everyone forgotten that various levels of government
slapped a 75-100 year secrecy lock on the events at
12/04/2021: Sanjeev on sanity (and arithmetic) – with thanks for introducing
me to a new word ‘crore’ or ten million. I too have been over the hype about
this virus now for over a year. Sure, I recognized early on that it was a new
and deadly type of flu but it soon emerged that it was no deadlier than many
earlier ones and so merited no greater response than they did. However even
they merited some more public health response (in terms of prevention) than has
hitherto been the case. Improving people’s levels of Vitamin D and Zinc for
example would have saved many lives, as would making available cheap effective
treatments such as has proved to be the case with eg Hydroxychloroquine,
Ivomec, Betadine & etc. But now we come to the absurd responses to the
vaccines (both from members of the public – and government). There are those
who view the vaccines (particularly the Mrna ones) as some sort of mass extermination
systems. This seems so vanishingly unlikely…I misdoubt that the Israelis (for
example) who are a bit more used to mass extermination than most folks would
have allowed almost their entire population to be vaccinated with the Pfizer
vaccine if it were likely to have this consequence! Then there are all the
absurd innumerate responses to the risk (of the vaccine relative to the
disease). To date we have 2,948,567 deaths worldwide from 136,609,182 cases = .21% (
An end to hygiene theatre. Can we please have a similar cessation of the dreadful virtual signalling of mask wearing? https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/health/coronavirus-hygiene-cleaning-surfaces.html
11/04/2021: Knee Cure News: OK, so there is a new thing you can do and I had it done yesterday, so it is early days yet. But…It is called Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation. Put simply it zaps the nerves coming from the knee which are causing you the pain and turns them off for around a year, perhaps two. It’s costing me $400 plus some extra for anaesthetists, hospital expenses etc – cheap at half the price! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/11/knee-cure-news/
11/04/2021: On Peter Walsh’s Death on this day in 2015: He was Finance Minister in the Hawke Government. He was possibly the last economically literate Labor leader. Comparing him to the commie rabble running the party now evokes the cry, ‘Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.’(Dante)‘Walsh was not selective in his hatred of rent-seekers and protectionists: He despised trade union leaders as much as he despised farm and business leaders for their special interest pleading. And he was just as withering in his critiques of the environmental movement’s anti-growth agenda….He abhorred the rising influence of the environmental movement on the Labor Party and wrote that “since the 1980s Australian Labor Party policy has been incrementally hijacked by well-heeled, self-indulgent, morally vain and would-be authoritarian activists whom the media often describes as the intelligentsia”.’ From his obit in the Australian.
“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns; why
should we let them have ideas?”
11/04/2021: News You won’t See - Death of a Climate Sceptic: https://spectator.com.au/2021/04/prince-philip-climate-sceptic-already-spinning-in-his-grave/ The reality is that the long view (eg geology) has always shown that there has been a succession of Ice Ages for the last several million years and that we are (for approx 12,000 years now) in an inter-glacial ‘warming’ before the (next) ice age returns; that the earth has been steadily cooling since the high point of the inter-glacial 8,000 years ago and continues to do so; that CO2 has very little relevance – indeed CO2 peaks approx 800 years after warming peaks (not the other way around, ie warming causes an increase in CO2 - by outgassing from the oceans). There is very little (or nothing) we can do to prevent ‘climate change’ whose causes remain largely unknown and even if they were known they are well beyond anything humans can effect (eg celestial mechanics, solar output, vulcanism etc). Mitigation remains our only course of action. The long view is that we must prepare our technology for coping with a cooler world where large areas of high (ie towards the poles) land will become unlivable and similar areas of habitable land will (re)emerge from the seas. Crop seasons will shorten. Reliable energy sources (ie not ‘renewables’ will become ever more vital). Most of the human race will have to move over time. But there is likely plenty of time. These processes don’t usually happen overnight!
Sir Philip Mountbatten, (Knight of
10/04/2021: The World’s Lightest Off-Road Motorcycle (60 kg) – must have: http://www.fxbikes.com/
10/04/2021: Fusion this decade - perhaps: https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a36065327/nuclear-reactor-makes-fusion-viable-by-2030/
08/04/2021: Snowpiercer? Too dangerous by far: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/06/dangerously-stupid-science-solar-geoengineering/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/07/be-afraid-scientists-at-work/
08/04/2021: A technique to produce transplantable livers in the laboratory: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-04-technique-transplantable-livers-laboratory.html
08/04/2021: How True is this: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/07/the-imaginary-climate-crisis-how-can-we-change-the-message-a-talk-by-richard-lindzen/ PS: I think he makes a very fair point about those who advocate ‘accepting the science’ ie that one should ask them eg to explain the ‘Second Law of Thermodynamics’ or similar. Those who urge ‘acceptance of science’ would be hard put to explain ‘science’.
07/04/2021: What is it with this Marise Payne ‘Prime Minister for Women’ bullshit Scott? She is a dead duck – and so is the issue: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/marise-the-prime-minister-for-women-reports-on-task-force-photo-session.html
07/04/2021: The Great Hydrogen Bubble – this idea is just as silly as Swift’s idea of extracting sunshine from cucumbers, only more costly: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/27/david-bidstrup-guest-post-hydrogen-hopes/
07/04/2021: Peter Dutton on unsung heroes – well done guys: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/magnificent-statement-from-minister-for-home-affairs-peter-dutton-mp-well-done-minister.html
06/04/2021: Seems like the George Floyd trial is about as dead in the water as he is. If you die of a Fentanyl overdose (four times the lethal dose) whilst being legally restrained against resisting arrest (as per the police training manual), that is surely the end of the matter: https://moonbattery.com/chauvin-prosecutors-dismiss-autopsy-findings/
Shades of ‘Awakenings’? The return of ‘sleeping sickness’ in
06/04/2021: Reagan: Just as true now as it was in 1975. eg “Balancing the budget is like protecting your virtue. You have to learn to say, ‘No’”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNmnmdtcdcg&t=100s
06/04/2021: Ouch: Trap Shooters: Stop Resting Your Shotgun Barrel On Your Foot! https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/trap-shooters-stop-resting-the-barrel-on-your-foot-nsfw/
05/04/2021: Thomson Autumn Packraft: Perhaps the last lovely canoeing day of 2021's autumn. Time to spend a few hours on one of my favourite rivers. As I mentioned in this post Thomson River Packrafting Day Trip you can enjoy a number of different day trips on this beautiful river if you haven't enough time for a multi-day trip like this Only the Moon and Me or How Green was My River. But you should some time.
I have just installed a new motorbike carrier on our
old Disco so I was all ready to try it out on a beautiful 26C autumn day with
.21 metres of water at
I stopped well back Probably nearly 2 km from the end of the track as I do not fancy riding down really steep sections (old bones break too easily) or the difficulties one can encounter 4WDing back up them, so I parked my (Yamaha 225cc) motorcycle here on the Mitchell Creek Track.
This canoe trip takes about three hours. It took me about an hour to get from Cowwarr Weir to the river and about half an hour to go back from there for my bike. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/05/thomson-autumn-packraft/
05/04/2021: Right on Jo: The biggest ‘problem’ is alienation from the natural world and the failure of ‘education’. Capitalism has been an amazing success and the world just keeps getting to be a better place: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/half-the-population-trapped-in-media-fantasy-world-of-doom/
05/04/2021: So much for privacy: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/stolen-data-of-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-online-2021-4?r=US&IR=T The good news is that Zuckerburg’s phone number was amongst them: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/mark-zuckerbergs-phone-number-among-personal-data-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-hackers/
04/04/2021: I love Theodore Dalrymple. What a book review! Well what a book really, and no doubt written at the public expense! When you notice that your taxes have gone up you really should ask yourself where has the money gone and do you want it back? Here’s an example of this execrable book, “The negative value of the end of anthropocentrism is where the jubilance of the world begins. The everything else that comes at the end of these systems is primarily only really the end of the primacy of one isomorphic functioning mode of knowledge. Difference and proliferation which seethes beneath in a germinal state has the capacity to express when the anthropocentric mode is diminished to one of many ways, historical or majoritarian-hysterical.” As Theodore observes, “Her style made The Critique of Pure Reason seem as light and witty as The Importance of Being Earnest.” https://www.takimag.com/article/easy-to-put-down/
04/04/2021: Thank goodness there are still people like Sanjeev in the world. PS I personally remember real pandemics: polio, TB, diphtheria, small pox – malaria for goodness sakes (100 million + dead!) – just to name a few. A great many people suffered and died. Many I knew and loved. I caught and survived most of them too. But there was no economic devastation, no attack on our freedoms. Just a quiet continuing effort to conquer and eliminate the diseases themselves. This pandemic has been the enemy of the people, its freedom and its wealth – but without actually killing almost anyone: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/04/please-start-your-own-fear-removal-experiments-a-report-on-what-ive-found-to-date/
an Easter reminder that Christianity is the most oppressed religion in the
03/04/2021: Hiking Hydro Power: A friend (thank you Bruce) sent me a link to one of these great gadgets which sent me off on a search of the possibilities, since many of us hike/hunt in mountain areas where there is often ample flowing water. Something like this would also be good for providing power to your Wilderness Hut.
What you have here is a Waterproofed DC dynamo powered by a prop (or turbine) basically with a transformer circuit which stabilises the output to 5 volts then charges a battery which can then be used to draw off power for a multitude of uses.
All these are small systems in the range 5 to around 20 watts which would be sufficient for most people's modest backcountry purposes providing they have access to a good steady flow of fast moving water with a good 'head' (ie fall).
This one is the 'Waterlily' one of the best priced units I found. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/03/hiking-hydro-power/
Jesus in fact not from
03/04/2021: Global Temperature is up .01C on the average of the last forty years. Please don’t panic: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/02/uah-global-temperature-update-for-march-2021-0-01-deg-c/
03/04/2021: From the Bureau of Statistics : This is what they trashed the country for – nothing to see here:
02/04/2021: The Raincoat Swag – and other mods: The humble raincoat is so often a life-saver. There is no other item so vital for your survival that you should take into the bush as some type of shelter (even if it is only the humble $2 space blanket which so easily slips in your breast pocket). For most people though that will be their raincoat, so it is important to realise just what you can do with it.
As with so many things such realisations often only come after a lifetime of failing to recognise them (hopefully this is not a fatal mistake!) I recently realised (after nearly 70 years) for example that toothpaste is a liquid. All the disputes about how to best handle toothpaste tubes come to an abrupt end after you understand this, and thenceforth always keep the tube in an upright position standing on its lid. The toothpaste always comes out easily then and keeps on doing so until the very last (unexpected you will find out) drop (or dollop)!
Of course the same is true (ie failing to recognise things) eg when people continue to wear their raincoats when caught out for prolonged periods eg overnight in heavy freezing rain. Water strips away heat at least twenty times more efficiently than does air (why it is often used to cool things; – think car radiators for example). In such a situation as the above this becomes a life-threatening situation which must be addressed by taking your raincoat off! And holding or securing it above you to create an air gap. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/01/the-raincoat-swag-and-other-mods/
02/04/2021: A Pocket History of Vaccination (with some surprises): https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-unexpected-history-vaccines/
02/04/2021: How bright they are: solar panels charging your car overnight: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/therapeutic-albaneses-solar-panels-charging-the-electric-car-overnight.html
No wonder that
green energy is now perceived as an existential threat to the German economy
Meanwhile, Greta Thunberg's plastic garbage filled Tesla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8SyoRwV_To&t=62s
Good Yarn – the Maid of
Moran is quite right about ‘going broke by being woke’ –
01/04/2021: Things you should know about Michel Foucault (since the whole world now sings to his playbook): https://moonbattery.com/michel-foucault-founding-father-of-wokism/
31/03/2021: I’m with this guy (completely). BTW His name ie Mark Dice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4J2SZw0Fl0
31/03/2021: Forty Years Ago Today. “Honey, I forgot to duck,” he said. What a guy: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/40-years-ago-today-ronald-reagan-was-shot-outside-a-washington-hotel
And another: Maggie, the Greatest Woman of the Twentieth Century – she certainly was: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/24/the-greatest-woman-of-the-twentieth-century-2/ We shall not see their like again.
31/03/2021: 100 Years of the RAAF – sorry I missed this: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/raaf-centenary-flypast-today-in-canberra.html
30/03/2021: What sort of country is it where you are sacked for telling obvious truths: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/jeremy-cordeaux-sacked-for-saying-brittany-higgins-was-a-silly-girl-who-got-drunk.html
30/03/2021: CS Lewis was so insightful, predicting so much of the modern ‘woke’ movement as long ago as WW2 in his ‘Screwtape Letters’: https://townhall.com/columnists/jaredwhitley/2021/03/27/how-cs-lewis-predicted-woke-education-could-turn-democracy-into-dictatorship-n2586801?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=03/27/2021&bcid=575bc00128510eae2a069e63ebe3ef4d&recip=27779883
and I had the Astra-Zenika vaccine yesterday. No reactions at all so far
(as expected). Given that (eg) in the
29/03/2021: Xiaomi to launch the world's first liquid lens smartphone camera: https://newatlas.com/mobile-technology/xiaomi-mi-mix-liquid-lens/
29/03/2021: A truly great primer in economics for the layman, eg: ‘The question is not whether we wish to see everybody as well off as possible. Among men of good will such an aim can be taken for granted. The real question concerns the proper means of achieving it. And in trying to answer this we must never lose sight of a few elementary truisms. We cannot distribute more wealth than is created. We cannot in the long run pay labor as a whole more than it produces. The best way to raise wages, therefore, is to raise labor productivity.’ https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/03/taxing-and-spending-and-failing/
29/03/2021: Men in Skirts: https://twitter.com/GuardianFashion/status/1374714123804569603?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1374714123804569603%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmoonbattery.com%2F
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
28/03/2021: Wonnangatta Murder Mystery: Sounds like police are getting closer to solving this. They have now narrowed the suspect/s down to someone in a dual cab ute and clearly also have some phone records which will identify him/them. Apparently they have now also brought in cadaver dogs to assist with the search and have actually increased the number of detectives working on the case: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/4wd-key-as-police-close-in-on-high-country-suspect/news-story/876e9df34a4a3590b9b8506c18d865dc & https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/cadaver-dogs-brought-in-to-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/97c9f02d82882d0eb20abf236031db4e
Previous: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/drone-found-in-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/ae112e4e46c4d10af27164935391887c & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/white-ute-remains-untraced-in-case-of-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/0e88d761ae1d759b592a789fb92157ad
28/03/2021: DIY Ultralight Pipe Gun: In places where they are legal people might consider making one of these eg for protection from predators of various sorts, survival situations or to secure food for the pot. They can be stowed safely in two pieces and take up very little space and weight.
When separated in its two pieces (eg in separate bags) there is very little to tell that it is a gun at all. In the one pictured below for example, if one was to weld a wheel nut sized socket on the end of the ‘handle’ I think it would pass most people’s inspection as a tool for assisting with removing flat tyres from vehicles when traveling eg around Australia.
One made in .410 gauge (which has a number of shell options including solids) would be flexible, useful, reasonably lightweight without the obvious dangers of the bigger 12 gauge brother which in many cases would be ‘overkill’ – at least for the ultralight hiker. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/27/diy-ultralight-pipe-gun/
28/03/2021: Now Sydney Uni wants to sack people who are ‘disrespectful’. How you would avoid this I don’t know. We were there in the early 70s when the communists were just starting to take over. They have clearly long since won. As with the ABC/SBS – and the public service in general, the communists have taken now over completely. ‘We the people’ need to sack all these folks in great numbers (say 10% per year until further notice) as they are not merely parasites on everyone but also parasites trying to control the host, not just ruin it: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/sydney-uni-wants-to-be-able-to-sack-disrespectful-staff/ PS: Now we have the same sort of ‘correct speech’ rubbish being insisted on in Parliament with Scott (this morning) sending his own members to ‘re-education camps’! Unbelievable.You have to be able to (give and) take the ‘rough and tumble’ boys and girls.
with military and cops everywhere the ‘great cities’ of the
27/03/2021: A Must Watch - Pat Condell on Free Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epozNGNU6Yg PS: He is right about ‘common purpose’. You will be hearing more about that.
27/03/2021: Welcome to 3D Printed Houses: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/homeless-man-becomes-first-person-to-live-in-3d-printed-house-see-inside/
27/03/2021: Immigration Success Stories: “19 per cent of young people in Victorian prisons are African-‘Australians’ (despite making up less than 0.5 per cent of the state’s youth population)” https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/26/everything-in-moderation/
26/03/2021: Bears having fun - FF to about 1 minute in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm8WXtrmjjg&t=184s
26/03/2021: SpaceX's Starlink Raises Download Speed Goal From 1Gbps to 10Gbps (& Goodbye NBN): https://au.pcmag.com/networking/85130/spacexs-starlink-raises-download-speed-goal-from-1gbps-to-10gbps
And it’s not just SpaceX. NZ’s ‘Rocket Lab’ has launched 104 satellites: https://www.space.com/rocket-lab-launch-seven-satellites-march-2021
don’t want to be like ‘renewable powerhouse’ South
25/03/2021: Things you should not do at work (or anywhere else for that matter): https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/peta-credlin-claims-historical-gay-orgies-took-place-at-parliament-house/news-story/ca0f9e7274174706c1e9bf4115a692e8
But here we have top migrants. Keep on protecting us like this, please government: https://richardsonpost.com/harryrichardson/21096/asio-cucks-to-islam/
24/03/2021:Ultralight Tipi Design: I came across this truly brilliant small DIY tipi design over at Quest Outfitters (where they sell a kit for it for US$77.50 – Mar 2021) when I was looking to buy some other DIY supplies. I was so impressed by it I asked Nick, its inventor for permission to reproduce it here and he kindly agreed. Nick has done rather a lot more work than I began with my post Seamless Tyvek Tipi. For example he has worked out where the centre is and a method to close it properly. His website has complete instructions for making the tarp in a variety of sizes. The 9′ wide one (pictured) weighs 23 oz (655 grams) in 1.3 oz/yd2 silnylon (add floor to that) and sets up with a 6′ (1.8 metre) pole. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/24/nixitarp-tipi-design/
24/03/2021: Help, I lost my body. I’ll just grow a new one: https://www.popsci.com/story/animals/slugs-organisms-photosynthesis/
24/03/2021: Of course these floods are ‘unprecedented’. My memories of the 1955 Maitland floods are illusory as are those of my older relatives of the hottest years on record (by a long shot still) in the late 1930s. PS In some of the photos I can actually see some of my relatives: may aunt on the first floor verandah surrounded by floodwaters; my uncle manning a lifeboat in the main street & etc: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/a-taste-of-the-1955-floods-in-nsw.html
23/03/2021: Meanwhile sea shanties are (deservedly) back to Number One on the charts: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56463078
23/03/2021: Just because we don’t understand prehistoric ‘writing’ doesn’t mean that it wasn’t: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Illustration-of-engraving-phases.jpg
Parliament House boozing and swyving: When I was an employee it was a
sacking offence to be under the influence or engage in private liaisons at
work. It was not a reason to cry out, ‘
22/03/2021: While you are enjoying the floods, can I remind you that last year’s (non-record) bushfires were supposedly brought to you by ‘global warming’ – and not Dorothea Mackellar?
22/03/2021: NB: John Maynard Keynes would have been in the poor house if he had had to make a living from his economic skills: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/21/keynesian-malpractice-started-early/
21/03/2021: The Nazi-Fighting Women of the Jewish Resistance: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/18/opinion/sunday/Jewish-women-Nazi-fighters.html
21/03/2021: A great article on the ‘new’ totalitarianism. This is not ‘The Black Death’. Consider this important point for example, ‘Health Minister Greg Hunt has stated on 20 February 2021 that “the world is engaged in the largest clinical trial; the largest global vaccination trial ever”. This is correct. We only have emergency use authorisation for the vaccines. This means they must be used only for a serious or life-threatening illness where it is reasonable to believe that the vaccine is effective and its benefits outweigh any risks, and when there are no adequate approved, alternative medical countermeasures. The primary endpoint for these vaccine trials has been PCR-confirmed symptomatic covid-19. Many experts believe that these studies should have examined whether the vaccine prevents frail elderly people from dying, something also not possible to determine from the studies given their small sample size in this age cohort.’ https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/20/political-resistance-to-totalitarian-policies/
21/03/2021: ‘The Last Assassin: The Hunt for the Killers of Julius Caesar’. Sounds like a good read. Somehow one forgets that the motivation (al la Shakespeare) for the assassination was to prevent the creation of an emperor. That worked out well. I guess you might think similarly that the motivation for the Russian revolution was the creation of a better society: https://strategypage.com/bookreviews/2159
20/03/2021: Just how long will it be before the predators work out how to scam the Sexual Consent App? https://nationalpost.com/news/world/australia-proposes-app-to-document-sexual-consent-but-experts-say-it-misinterprets-the-circumstances-of-sexual-abuse
20/03/2021: Let’s forget those big batteries and just build some new HELE or Thorium generators please: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/19/craig-brooking-michael-bowden-guest-post-firming-re-power-with-batteries/
Chinese military machine is primed for world hegemony but will the regime
simply collapse like the
19/03/2021: The past continues to give up its secrets: https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/israel-finds-2000-yr-old-biblical-manuscripts-662148
19/03/2021: Moby Dick might have been quite devious after all: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/17/sperm-whales-in-19th-century-shared-ship-attack-information?fbclid=IwAR20F1LOWFBFzHKENoJ-eZmDFgpY4TJX7P8LzJjRsQUvZMY1o4j1EFIvBXQ
19/03/2021: Well done once again One Nation: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/great-work-from-malcolm-roberts-and-pauline-hanson-senate-votes-to-confirm-use-of-proper-english-lan.html
18/03/2021: Wilderness Hut: I am so glad there are others who are also not wholly smitten by the ‘leave no trace’ religion. In any number of unlikely places over the years I have come across ingeniously constructed huts and fishing/hunting camps sprinkled (without eg Government or Parks Vic’s blessing or knowledge) throughout our wonderful Victorian mountains.
These are not the (official) huts that ‘everyone’ knows about – and which even appear on maps – like the one at Black Snake Creek on the Wonnangatta River which is nearly a hundred years old now (constructed by the last resident of that 1930’s gold mining town, Harry Gee).
The huts I am speaking of were constructed with great effort and skill away from vehicular access, and usually well camouflaged so that they are not readily found by aerial searches. If a hut is only around 10′ x 10′ (or less) – adequate for comfy shelter for (say) four people on a winter’s night, and has been blotch-painted, it is extremely hard to find on Google Earth – even when you know exactly where it is. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/18/wilderness-hut/
18/03/2021: Our education system is a mess. Naplan was the single Gillard achievement I supported but it has been gutted by the trendies. Vast amounts of cash wasted on useless years of ‘schooling’ without improving actual education which is now worse than it was when my parents were at school in the 1920s: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/17/education-cover-up/
18/03/2021: Sometimes you have doubts about your own child raising. Who really is the child abuser here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/activist-attacked-streets-montreal-campaigning-giving-puberty-blockers-children/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/horror-father-faces-arrest-jail-time-trying-stop-doctors-transitioning-middle-school-daughter-boy-video/ & Wow: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/wth-8-year-old-social-media-star-dating-13-year-old-influencer-moms-blessing/
18/03/2021: Harrison Bergeron is coming to a town near you: https://lawliberty.org/harrison-bergerons-equitable-tyranny/
15/03/2021: My Octopus Teacher – worth a look: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81045007
15/03/2021: If this is happening in a democracy imagine what it will be like under Chinese rule: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/two-years-uk-testing-new-globalist-surveillance-technology-tracks-stores-web-browsing-every-british-citizen/
15/03/2021: I said it weeks ago, but WA has proved me right: conservatives must stop following commies down their rat holes: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/13/aussie-green-conservative-leader-obliterated-in-state-election/
14/03/2021: Windy Old Weather: 'Windy Old Weather'. I guess you have all heard the old sea shanty at one time or another and you know the refrain, 'When the wind blows, We'll all go together'.
If you are high on some solitary mountain top in the Victorian Alps and a 'Southerly Buster' comes rolling in off the Bight, or you are hiking the South Coast Track on the bottom of Tassie in the 'Roaring Forties' it is all too likely your tent will disappear into the night like the Cheshire Cat's smile. There are ways to avoid this. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/14/windy-old-weather/
14/03/2021: Astonishing: Chopping wood without arms – no NDIS for him I suspect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTuMkLwxm-U
14/03/2021: A Terrifying Eye Opener: ‘There is nor flying hence nor tarrying here. I gin to be aweary of the sun, And wish the estate o' the world were now undone.’ (Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5) Understanding Nihilism: ‘At the core of totalitarian thought and behavior is the practice of forfeiting personhood to a consecrated idea. When a society elevates the idea above the sanctity of individual life, citizens suffer abuse, coercion, violence, and pain. Millions die because political idolatry presupposes perpetual human sacrifice.’ https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/history/articles/anna-geifman-russian-revolution
13/03/2021: Amazing drone footage inside a bowling alley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgS54fqKxf0&t=87s
13/03/2021: Clearly we need Orcas, not Barracudas. This costly mistake needs to be ended forthwith: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/03/our-unstoppable-cane-toad-class-submarines/ The biggest ‘elephant’ is the enormous expansion of the Chinese military – especially its navy. Now almost larger than the combined fleets of the rest of the world – and you didn’t think there was going to be a World War 3?
13/03/2021: Ancient Greek Antikythera ‘computer’ decoded: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/mar/12/scientists-move-closer-to-solving-mystery-of-antikythera-mechanism?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
12/03/2021: An Ultralight Hammock: You can now make a hammock which weighs (well) under 150 grams including suspensions system! Given that you can also make a hammock tarp which weighs less than this (too) including tie-outs and pegs, (so a total carry weight of sub 300 grams!) you should seriously consider hammocking as an option, or at least as an alternative choice to your tent when you fail to find a suitable tent site at the end of a long day.
This is particularly apposite (in forested areas obviously) when you can expect very wet conditions (as in Fiordland). If you are unable to camp on the ground, you will be in very serious trouble indeed (there) if you only have a ten or tarp. People die. Be warned. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/12/an-ultralight-hammock/
12/03/2021: Remember Gulliver
encountering this guy, ‘He had been eight years upon a project for extracting
sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in vials
hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers’?
12/03/2021: The new censorship method. I must say I have already experienced this –indeed the whole cancel culture phenomenon is seriously worrying: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/upper-class-copying-censorship-tactics-from-china/
12/03/2021: What was it all about?
11/03/2021: The burger goes the way of the dodo? Maybe, ‘They’re aren’t eating or drinking this stuff because they like it but because their cult tells them to.’ Exactly. Yesterday I was standing behind a loud customer at the garage who loudly declaimed he wanted a cheese and spinach ‘pie’ because he ‘is a vegetarian’ – so ‘cheese is made from vegetables now? And no calves need die either? ‘None so pure as the pure in heart’ https://www.thepiratescove.us/2021/03/08/ny-times-wonders-if-the-burger-is-nearing-extinction/
11/03/2021: Imagine spending $5000 a month to live in a tent, or paying someone
$5,000 a month to do so: https://moonbattery.com/san-francisco-homeless-tents-cost-5121-per-month/
Well what about the
11/03/2021: Interesting times:
10/03/2021: Megan: https://twitter.com/i/status/1368339538473582595
10/03/2021: Do Complex Numbers Exist? As you can see it is not just ‘moral philosophers’ and counter culture warriors who argue about such minutiae: https://backreaction.blogspot.com/2021/03/do-complex-numbers-exist.html
10/03/2021: We can already measure the effect of the welfare state on intelligence. It was clear to me back when Hayden decided to introduce the ‘supporting mother’s pension’ which was followed by a rush of state-fathered children from young women who would have struggled to find any worthwhile husband that what would ensue would be an increase in children of lower intelligence. Meanwhile smarter women were forced into the workforce (partly to support this army of state-supported ‘wives’) and so were able to afford fewer children. This has been going on for three generations now. Is it any wonder that general intelligence has declined by over 10%? As I have reflected before ‘welfare’ is not an act of kindness. The time will come when those so produced and supported can no longer be supported by the productive members of society. No amount of ‘education’ or ‘welfare’ spending can prevent this. First of all the money simply has to come from somewhere. Finally there will be an awful ‘re-balancing’. Evolution is not kind. https://pjmedia.com/columns/david-solway-2/2021/02/10/the-decline-of-intelligence-in-the-west-n1424731
10/03/2021: So much for a ‘dead reef’. Things look different if you take a closer look: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/07/who-ate-the-green-plate/
09/03/2021: Not their drone: https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/drone-not-linked-to-missing-victorian-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/f59c354b073cc90ead926620d417e119 & https://www.9news.com.au/national/carol-clay-russell-hill-car-sought-by-police-in-relation-to-missing-campers-victoria/e7007480-488d-4931-beac-41637645d072
09/03/2021: Have to listen to the UN: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/03/united-nations-demands-an-end-to-solar-panels-and-wind-turbines/
09/03/2021: Ivermectin works against Covid: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0247163
yet the FDA (in the
09/03/2021: This should be graven in stone above every
school portal: ‘Every politically
controlled educational system will inculcate the doctrine of state supremacy sooner
or later. . . . Once that doctrine has been accepted, it becomes an almost
superhuman task to break the stranglehold of the political power over the life
of the citizen. It has had his body, property and mind in its clutches from
infancy. An octopus would sooner release its prey. A tax-supported, compulsory
educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.’ Isabel
Paterson, The God of the Machine (1943). An interesting point and one which our
leftist teachers and journalists labor (sic) to cement. However, the more you
insist on a thing, the more you create the desire to rebel. Enquiry (and
enterprise) are not yet vanished from the earth. For too many generations the
public has been gulled into thinking government is the solution to every
problem rather than its cause. The (relative) size and domination of government
has grown apace. A couple of generations ago it was at around 10% of the
economy, a point already beyond necessity and from which it should not have
been allowed to expand
08/03/2021: Trouble With Water Filters: I have learned this about water filters. When your need is greatest they do not filter water! This is a serious problem!
My late uncle Ken Jones used always to wear a felt hat (as did his father George – and so on no doubt into the mists of time). This was a certainly sound practice and I may have Della making me some to my own design (she is a master/mistress feltmaker).
He used always to place his hat upside down into a muddy puddle using it to filter the worst of the muck then drink from the inside of the hat. At least you get a drink.
A water filter blocks almost immediately if the water is at all muddy – so if it is really only good for filtering tap water, what good is it really?
You need to make use of some sort of garment like this as my uncle/grandfather used to do. Perhaps collecting the water then pouring it though the garment filter a number of times until it is suitable for the water filter (or just for drinking)! Mind you I have drunk black water many times and I am not dead (yet)!'
Yes, this is absolutely true, your 'wonderful' Sawyer Mini or Katahdin etc water filter will block up almost instantly if you are in dire need and must filter really muddy water such as that from a sambar wallow, animal soak, or roadside puddle etc and you will gain no drinkable water at all from it.
It will work well in filtering crystal clear tap or
stream water should you think you need to. Many people do not, including
myself. It could be useful in removing eg viruses from questionable water
sources in rural
A (wool) felt beret or beanie on the other hand will keep you head nice and warm on a cold night and also make a rather nasty puddle into something which is fit to drink. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/08/trouble-with-water-filters/
08/03/2021: Wonnangatta Breakthrough? https://7news.com.au/news/missing-person/drone-found-during-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-in-victoria-c-2307626?fbclid=IwAR37JPvYQDaKzztKBi-cQfC4kus0Kk9WT_uXlKhw3n8DQk8A3coLxI2wAjY
08/03/2021: Was Covid testing actually about DNA screening the entire population: https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/bgi-genomics-gates-foundation-collab/
08/03/2021: Arizona tries to get to the bottom of its voter fraud (which saw a voter turn-out of 105% you may remember) but lots of shredding and other shenanigans are preventing disclosure: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/breaking-exclusive-ballots-arizonas-maricopa-county-found-shredded-dumpster-days-senate-audit-begin/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/breaking-exclusive-early-indications-ballots-found-shredded-maricopa-county-dumpster-completed-ballots-2020-election/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/past-week-maricopa-county-board-supervisors-unilaterally-loaded-ballots-onto-trucks-stored-open-warehouse-ignoring-proper-safeguarding-controls/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/finding-shredded-ballots-dumpster-earlier-today-mysterious-fire-breaks-maricopa-county-officials-farm/ And where is the FBI in all this?
08/03/2021: BLM are stupid:
07/03/2021: The bank robber's perfect getaway vehicle - a 75 mph scooter: https://escooternerds.com/fastest-electric-scooters/?fbclid=IwAR1Nb6G4ZiGh7lIS9bUAbswKXcZglhOF2oGMXR9IB6ENsmxsDnqa_nA9wBM
07/03/2021: How do you extinguish a lithium battery fire? You Don’t. Great idea: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/04/how-do-you-extinguish-a-lithium-battery-fire/
07/03/2021: Of course, why didn’t I think of that: Academics called breastfeeding 'ethically problematic' because it endorses 'gender roles’. Their view is gaining traction: https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=16833
06/03/2021: Wonnangatta Murder Update: A reader has alerted me to this new ‘documentary’ which you my or may not have caught. You can watch it for free by creating an account at the link/s: https://9now.nine.com.au/60-minutes/60-minutes-under-investigation-where-are-carol-clay-and-russell-hill/dfcacbb3-7507-4cd6-aa43-078d242c94a0 & https://www.9now.com.au/under-investigation/2021/episode-1
As with much of the earlier reporting
this one also illustrates the poor quality of journalism in
This does re-introduce the possibility of one of them having been accidentally shot by ‘yahoo’’ spotlighters who then shot the other one to conceal their crime then disposed of the bodies and burned their camp (for like reason). As I said earlier, for this to have happened there would have to have been two perpetrators (one driving the car, handling the lights, the other with the gun).
If only one person, then the person would have realised they were seeing a human in the time between seeing the ‘eyes’ and stopping the car/picking up the gun. Two people would also make it easier to heft the bodies (so a tray truck could be involved).
I still think this is unlikely as surely there were other people within heaing of gunshot/s who would have by now reported same to police so that we would have heard of shooting/s.
The programme makes much of a ‘cowboy figure’ who was involved in the search (wearing a Stetson and leather soled boots no less!) This person reports having found a beheaded deer carcass within 50 metres of Russell’s camp (and ‘many’ others) which was ‘less than two days old’
But ‘his’ search took place a week after their disappearance! If it was shot after the couple disappeared that would be a surprise! If before, then it would not have been ‘fresh’ and would have been thoroughly eaten by wild dogs etc.
This person also claims to have talked to ‘a blackberry sprayer’ who ‘saw’ Russell’s drone flying over their own camp on the Friday ‘night’. This would be interesting ‘new’ evidence if true, but it is highly questionable. For a start police would have certainly mentioned this ‘fact’ much earlier.
Mind you, if it is true it might indicate that Russell realised he had been followed and wanted to get a look at his follower. Suspicion might re-focus on the ‘Button Man’ if this were the case, but I suspect the ‘evidence’ is pretty thin.
The programme also claimed that Russell had camped at ths spot ‘a week before’ and had intimate knowledge of the valley (even having built the Zeka track) but earlier reporting explained how Russell had radioed his friend before he drove into the valley for instructions about how to get there, and claimed that he had (likely) camped at the Crossroads the week before and also the night before.
The ‘cowboy’ further claimed that Russell and Carol’s cards (not credit cards or money) had been taken out of their wallets and scattered around in the car and that the car was left locked and that the keys were missing. Earlier reporting however said that the keys were in the vehicle.
This report claimed that Russell’s elastic-sided boots and both ‘sleeping bags’ were missing as well as the previously mentioned phones and drone. This would be new and interesting/puzzling ‘evidence’ if it had the slightest chance of being true. Goodness only knows.
The ‘forensic fire’ expert and the ex-detective were absolutely hopeless. For example, the former claimed to have examined the flammability of the tent etc and claimed that it would not have continued burning unless there was an accelerant (something police had already given an opinion about), but he missed the obvious fact that the fly had burned away completely in the air even scorching the side of the car where it was tied but not the ground beneath – clearly without an accelerant!
As for the detective, he let the ‘cowboy’ tell of a nearby camper who was allegedly overflown by a drone, then speculate about the couple having been shot by deer hunters though the ‘neighbour’ failed to notice that fairly obvious (loud) fact! Really, the people who put this show together were simply idiots. They do not even seem to have bothered to have read previous accounts and police reports about the incident. They have just decided to try to create something out of nothing.
Unfortunately I do not think the programme adds anything to our knowledge of this mystery. I sill think a careful search (on foot) of the strip of bush within fifty yards of all the tracks leading out of the valley needs to be undertaken (if it has not been already). This might find items of clothing which would lead to scattered remains. It is unlikely though that even finding the bodies now would point us to the perpetrator/s.
This double murder may go down in history as just as unsolved as the two which took place at (nearly) the same spot a hundred years before. The previous murder may even be the biggest clue to this particular mystery. Five police are apparently still working full-time on the case. Older, more baffling cases than this have eventually been solved. People often slip up or blab for example.
06/03/2021: And you think we have bushfires today? On the graphs here the present (left hand side) is nothing compared with 4,000 years ago. No wonder the megafauna were wiped out: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/massive-fires-far-worse-4000-years-ago-in-northern-australia/
06/03/2021: The ‘stolen generations’ myth is such nonsense – how come no-one (particularly aboriginals) noticed it at the time it was allegedly happening: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/03/cancelling-australian-history/
06/03/2021: Most of the human story is underneath the sea – like these amazing caves: https://notesonliberty.com/2021/03/04/cave-paintings-and-elementary-science-2/
05/03/2021: A longship twice as long as Colombus’s tub
05/03/2021: Starship X: All that success, and then disaster: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-space-x-starship-10-sticks-the-landing/
04/03/2021: Back from the Dead. I never thought I would see my father (who died when I was 13, long before there were videos) ever smile again, but here he is. The world is an amazing place. Try it yourself: https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/02/new-animate-the-faces-in-your-family-photos/
Original Photo for comparison:
PS: I have had to turn this into a small GIF to post it here, but on my home computer it is a beautifully clear full screen moving picture. Utterly astonishing.
04/03/2021: New techniques will continue to open ‘boxes’ which are closed to us now (eg the ‘animated faces’ I posted about a couple of days ago), and now this: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60881
04/03/2021: I think Dick the Butcher had it about right: From Henry VI, part 2, Act 4, Scene 2:
Be brave, then; for your captain is brave, and vows
reformation. There shall be in
halfpenny loaves sold for a penny: the three-hooped
pot; shall have ten hoops and I will make it felony
to drink small beer: all the realm shall be in
common; and in
grass: and when I am king, as king I will be,--
God save your majesty!
I thank you, good people: there shall be no money;
all shall eat and drink on my score; and I will
apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree
like brothers and worship me their lord.
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
Nay, that I mean to do. Is not this a lamentable
thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should
be made parchment? that parchment, being scribbled
o'er, should undo a man? Some say the bee stings:
but I say, 'tis the bee's wax; for I did but seal
once to a thing, and I was never mine own man
since. How now! who's there?’
04/03/2021: Christian Porter: The (real) law has dealt with the matter. The case is closed: https://michaelsmithnews.typepad.com/.a/6a0177444b0c2e970d027880193ad8200d-pi The same cannot be said of Shorten’s (alleged) rape of Kathy Sherriff!
03/03/2021: Worth knowing: T-rex would need to consume @ one ten year old child per day in order to survive. I'm sure we have all known at least one of the latter who would best be utilised in this way (Think: little brother/sister!) Alternatively each T-rex would need about 80 Big Macs, so even a small town could support a few: http://what-if.xkcd.com/78/
03/03/2021: Clearly time we all chose to be aborigine (as I have long advocated) and so completely end this racial divide. Clearly there are many people who have already made this lifestyle choice: https://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt-its-time-to-choose-your-identity/news-story/1548ca18118198dfa7ba54c56b9bd259
of the CO2 increase over the last decade came from
the Fun – no licence required (in the
02/03/2021: You worry about the redback on the toilet seat – this woman was bitten on the arse by a bear in the dunny: https://www.wtxl.com/news/national-news/alaska-woman-using-outhouse-attacked-by-bear-from-below
02/03/2021: Do you hate ‘diversity’ too – I know I do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bjcCwWnUsE&feature=emb_title
01/03/2021: Happy Trails: Thanks to reader Normand for this suggestion: People often ask when I am going to start making versions of my DIY tents for sale, and the answer remains, ‘How long is a piece of string?’
It is hard to get into a completely new enterprise post-70. If there is someone out there who wants to partner with me in the development and marketing of some of my ‘inventions’ (and take the lion’s share of the rewards) please get in contact.
Meanwhile, Normand’s suggestion for a similar tent to some of mine is the excellent firm Appy Trails Lightweight Tents who offer some very economical lightweight shelters though these do not double as hammock shelters as my Deer Hunter’s tent #2, Grey Flyer and 10 x 10 Tarp do.
However, they are available right now from US$39.95 (tarp tent) & US$99/95 3 Person Tent. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/28/happy-trails/
01/03/2021: Wow! Haircut Using Chainsaw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fToKIr0RAY&feature=emb_title
Great Greening Continues – up 10% so far this century. The Sahara alone added
700,000 square kilometres of new vegetation (ie three
01/03/2021: A frightening thing if we are also so divided that there is no common ground. I suspect this us so. The Left’s world view and agenda is just completely different.: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/herding-the-democrat-school-of-fish-toward-civil-war/
colossal pandemic, only hardly anyone died. Peter Smith takes a look at the
Maths. Turns out in the
Proof Testing: My Kevlar
skid pad canoe repairs on a delightful overnight trip on a couple of
beautiful warm days with abundant water from
28/02/2021: Before Ernie Dingo invented ‘Welcome to Country’ the normal practice amongst aboriginal groups was wife swapping – perhaps we should re-introduce this? You start first: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2021/02/welcome-to-country-bogus-but-preferable/
28/02/2021: The F-35 debacle. Maybe we shouldn’t have bought in to them? As for the subs, forget it: https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/us-admits-f-35-failed-to-replace-f-16-as-planned-needs-new-fighter-jet-44483
Freddie could see we have not been told ‘the truth’ about Covid, but this
evidence of its development going back to 2014 (and US involvement) as well as
the development of a vaccine (by Moderna in 2019) even before the release of
the virus is deeply unsettling. Clearly Covid was/is a biological weapon
which has been released under the aegis of the CCP (but with connivance of its
‘running dogs’ in the West – eg the Democrats) whose purpose has been to
destroy capitalism (and especially Donald Trump). We have so far still failed
to see the true extent of this wickedness (and if Tech Giant censorship
continues we may
Meanwhile, The medical case for Ivormectin and Hydroxychloroquine – when will the government let up and allow people to be saved. There is solid research evidence from multiple studies and support from a horde of eminent epidemiologists: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/02/the-tga-a-suitable-case-for-treatment/
Cheap supplements like Vitamin B6 may save lots of lives too: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/vitamin-b6-may-reduce-the-cytokine-storms-of-covid/#more-76255
27/02/2021: Gerber Folding Machete: The Gerber Folding Machete. What a brilliant idea! Length 15.1 in -38 cm (unfolded - about half that folded) Weight 18 oz around 500 grams. You can chop, split or shave with it, and it fits comfortably and safely in your pack (or on your hip via the included pouch) US$139 (Feb 2021).
It is probably not a replacement for the World's Greatest Machete for serious track clearing (or this beauty) but it is awesome and handy. You really need to carry a fixed blade of some sort for splitting woods to Light a Fire in the Wet - a point I have made many times before. If you have no other source of water, you need a hatchet or similar cutting tool to get at standing wood in saplings (See Hatchet). This may be your perfect survival tool. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/27/gerber-folding-machete/
27/02/2021: About ‘critical race theory’. (Some folks struggle to even belong to the human race): https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/26/but-we-did-invent-hamburgers-pizza-and-doughnuts/
27/02/2021: About historic and hysteric ‘rape’ allegations. Bringing such allegations in a timely manner (ie when the alleged offecnces occurred) and to the proper authorities (eg the police) so that a thorough, balanced and forensic examination of the evidence can occur (to the advantage of both players in the drama) is surely the central issue. The further in the past such ‘incidents’ are said to have occurred the more chance there is of their being spurious (as in the Pell case), and needlessly waste valuable time, money and damage reputations. When large amounts of alcohol are involved and the ‘victim’ can’t even remember whether they ‘consented’ at the time, the issue is absurd. Don’t put yourself in such situations. If you do, wear the consequences. Frankly I feel that people who have been proven to have brought false allegations of this kind (as shown by the proven innocence of the alleged perpetrator) should suffer a reciprocal punishment, eg perjury. Scurrilous journalists such as Louise Milligan who so wrongly demonised Pell should also suffer some recriminations. She has again begun a (32 year old) witch hunt instigated (allegedly) by an (anonymous) dead woman who may well have been mentally unbalanced against a cabinet minister – a case which cannot be brought by the police. Really? If a court can not be the arbiter, I don’t believe Ms Milligan should be permitted to be. Understand this, I am not in favour of rape: indeed I am in favour of the death penalty for just such ‘beasts’, but there must be clear proof.
26/02/2021: It had to come: Woman marries Herself. (Probably lucky to find someone who would have her): https://moonbattery.com/life-coach-marries-herself/
26/02/2021: Thousands of images from Mars: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/images/
26/02/2021: Surfing With Goats: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-02-06/surf-like-a-goat-at-the-san-clemente-pier
26/02/2021: Time to read this book I think (just check out the contents page – I suspect you will agree) ‘Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now’ by Dr. Gordon Livingston: https://www.amazon.com/Too-Soon-Old-Late-Smart/dp/1569243735#reader_1569243735
the lunatics are in charge of the asylum: ‘We should be outraged that somebody
is talking to a 3-year-old about changing their sex’. (
Skid Pads : O
Just like everyone else my only experience of fibreglassing is in filling a few rust holes in old bomb cars over the years, but I was ‘willing to give it a go’. The result works even if it is not pretty. I can see ways that I can improve, and with fibreglass you can always come back and add another layer, or more resin, which this job needs. It also encourages me to try a bigger project some time (such as a complete canoe – who knows? Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/25/kevlar-skid-pads/
25/02/2021: A True Connoisseur: This guy uses ‘high tech’ to skal a jug of beer quicker than Bob Hawke: https://old.reddit.com/r/holdmybeer/comments/ljimdp/hmb_while_i_test_out_my_new_power_straw/
25/02/2021: Facebook ups the ante on internet censorship. I do not think ‘the problem’ is fixable under Biden et al. It may well come to MeWe and the like too. Welcome to the Brave New World where even Newsweek is considered seditious (and any discussion of eg Covid or Fauci will have you in Facebook gaol): https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/23/totalitarian-censorship/
PS: Fauci is clearly a megalomaniac: https://twitter.com/MattWalshBlog/status/1364279060512333836
25/02/2021: Has the West Already Fallen? You should read these two articles: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/the-disinformation-campaign-about-disinformation/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/warning-america-four-steps-marxist-takeover-activated-2020/
24/02/2021: On Horseback Among the Eagle Hunters and Herders of the Mongolian Altai: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/travel/mongolia-eagle-hunters.html?referringSource=articleShare
24/02/2021: Just a reminder, they hanged General Tomoyuki 75 years ago for ‘command responsibility’ for war crimes which took place under his watch. This has been the legal situation ever since, yet our leaders always seem to try to ‘dodge the bullet’. Always someone else’s fault! https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/otd-75-years-ago-japanese-general-tomoyuki-yamashita-hanged-for-command-responsibility-for-war-crime.html
23/02/2021: Thoughts from 2013 - just as relevant today, alas! Apartheid #5: ‘A touch of the tar-brush’ folks used to say of this ‘coz’ or that – or eg an uncle of mine still lost at Fromelles - just to emphasize their dusky hue - but to imply no such racial slur (or mercenary claim) as may be presupposed today. Folks back then supposed it would be extremely unlikely if we hadn’t almost all picked up the odd gene or two from Oz’s original inhabitants in the course of two and a quarter centuries of mingling on the same soil. Likely this remains true for most - and highlights the mockery of those who stress that ancestry above all others, and also place it ahead of their allegiance to be Australian – something which we (rightly) expect and receive from most recently arrived immigrants and certainly from first generation Aussies, but for some reason sadly there remain some who after 225 years still don’t want to be Australians, though they are all too happy to take our hand-outs! (On ‘welfare’ for 200 years and still believing a debt exists!) The claim of ‘aboriginality’ is at best weird racist drivel; at worst it is much more sinister - akin only (in my experience) to the Nazis’ insistence on being Aryan. Naturally I expected that my Family History research would turn up a plethora of aboriginal ancestors given how dark a number of my relatives were – and how my dear old mum took it for granted (and in her stride – as you always did back then), but it turns out most of these darker hued cousins, uncles, aunts etc I have been able to trace spring from a French Great-Grandfather (Marius Sanlaville) who a cousin of my father once said had been known as the ‘negro Frenchman.’ Given that his (paternal) ancestors were in Lyon back in the C13th (one having even been commemorated as mayor back then), clearly the ‘negro’ ancestry must have come in the maternal line somewhere, somewhen back in France (It would have been diluted too much to still show after seven centuries). Of course I wasn’t going to make any citizenship claims or such based on my one-eighth French ancestry nor plead any land rights etc based on this one maternal presumably ‘negro’ ancestor either, (maybe from one of the French Caribbean colonies?) It is all just part of the interesting hodge-podge mix of who we are. Over-riding it all in importance is who we are AS human beings ie: do we pull our weight, do we ‘eat what is set before us’, are we as ‘good as our word,’ do we ‘expect nothing and give all’, do we do ‘a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay’, do we believe ‘my country over all,’ do we ‘give the shirt off our backs’, do we disdain a handout, & etc…Think on it!
22/02/2021: Khoresh: foods I have never tasted: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/food/articles/khoresh-stew-unites-iranian-jewish-expatriates
22/02/2021: Ending Racist Maths - Objectiviity and the concept of a ‘right answer’ are just so white supremacist: https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/02/are-the-woke-a-false-flag-operation-of-white-supremacists.html & Why Maths is racist: ‘I suppose it would be possible to come up with a better plan to destroy black academic performance than by telling black students not to worry about getting the right answer to a math problem, but I can’t think what it would be’ https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/02/why-math-is-racist.php
22/02/2021: Facebook chooses not to censor pedophiles. Whose side are they on: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/20/the-government-demands-to-share-platform-with-pedophiles/
22/02/2021: A Magnetic Field Flip 42,000 years ago was cataclysmic – and it could happen again anytime: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/extinction-level-event-42000-years-ago-earths-magnetic-field-shrank-to-nothing/
Thomas Reading ‘A Child’s Christmas in
Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc ('after this, therefore because of this’) is the form
of a famous logical fallacy that once anyone who gained a formal education
would have known to avoid. Today, despite an enormous increase in the quantity
of schooling the quality of education is abysmal so that practically no-one
appreciates logic any more. But let me take a case in point. You might have
recently (9/02) noticed a post of mine about the quantity of ‘warming’ revealed
by the satellite records ie .12C altogether in just under 50 years with an
error bar of probably a little greater than that. That is zero warming over a
period of fifty years. This is the totality of so-called ‘global warming. We
also have ‘data’ that shows the level of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased
during that time from an infinitesimal amount to a slightly larger
infinitesimal amount (300-350 parts per million!) As an aside we also know that
the human created (anthropocentric) percentage of that CO2 has remained pretty
much unchanged since it was first measurable (c 70 years ago) at about 3%. That
is 97% of the CO2 is ‘natural’ – so that there is little or anything we can do
about it, save ‘lay back and think of
21/02/2021: Having Neanderthal Ancestors offers Covid Protection: I guess they just don’t want to tell us that having red/blonde hair and blue eyes protects from Covid. Might be racist or something: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/other/539323-genetic-mutation-inherited-from-neanderthals-could-help-protect?amp
21/02/2021: Climate forecasters are completely unable to predict the weather one month or three months ahead (even when just betting on ‘the average’ would have them right 90% of the time) yet we are expected to act when they make idiotic predictions about the weather one hundred years hence – as if anyone could ‘get it wrong’ by making any centennial predictions as no-one alive will be around then to naysay them! https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/19/friday-funny-nature-makes-a-mockery-of-month-ahead-model-forecasts/
crops of purple skinned, yellow-fleshed prunes had been steadily diminishing until a couple of weeks ago a wind bought down half of the tree, leaving only a small portion of rotted trunk and associated limbs behind.
We have yet to remove the debris, but as the plums on the fallen branches were ready for picking I was able to get a reasonable harvest as the whole crop was within my reach for once! No doubt the birds felt cheated by my advantage. Usually we just eat what we can manage fresh, but this year's haul made me think of drying the prunes. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/22/prunes/
18/02/2021: Suffer the little children. It must never happen again: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60759
18/02/2021: It’s OK to commit rape if you are from the Labor Party: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/17/feminist-tub-thumpers-to-the-rescue/ & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/kathy-sherriffs-statement-and-the-new-victorian-trial-laws-which-should-result-in-a-rape-trial-for-b.html & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/will-the-prime-minister-accept-kathy-sherriffs-offer-to-be-a-part-of-this-process.html
18/02/2021: Now watch carefully: this is how you do it: https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/02/16/accidental-blast-bomb-making-class-kills-30-taliban/
17/02/2021: One can only hope they gave him no pain killers: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/nsw-coroner-passes-on-sincere-and-respectful-condolences-to-ivan-milats-family-for-their-loss.html
17/02/2021: ‘There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all!’ Davy Crockett.
17/02/2021: Long since time to end the Covid lunacy we should never have fallen for in the first place – even where countries basically did nothing, in real terms basically no-one died, so why the huge costs to freedom and the economy: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/02/the-covid-normal-notion-of-liberty/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/16/covid-and-the-political-economy-of-mass-hysteria/
17/02/2021: Lord Monckton is such a breath of fresh air, and so profoundly literate. To read his article this morning is just such a delight. Eg ‘It is the mission of the scientist to gaze at the universe, from the tiniest particle to the vastest galaxy, and to say, “I wonder!” and then “I wonder?” For the true scientist is in awe of the beauty and intricacy and simplicity and complexity of all that he observes; but above all he is incurably curious about it.
A real university, then, fosters not automatic and unthinking adherence to some drab, dreich, transiently-fashionable totalitarian orthodoxy that in all material respects flies artfully in the face of the data, the facts and the scientific method, but the greatest of all the charisms of the true scientist – eternally-unsatisfied curiosity.
Curiosity is the signature of the libertarian mind: with Pontius Pilate, the real scientist asks the question of all questions: Quid est veritas? “What is the truth?”’ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/16/the-vice-that-is-virtue-signaling/
vast crowds turning out for President Trump but no-one for Biden – where did
all his voters come from: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/wow-half-million-patriots-watch-trump-celebration-west-palm-beach-florida-rsbn/ I hear he may run for Congress in 2022 and
16/02/2021: Extraordinary stuff: Did Fauci create the coronavirus: https://nypost.com/2020/04/29/dr-fauci-backed-controversial-wuhan-lab-studying-coronavirus/ & https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/20543/peruvian-court-rules-gates-soros-and-rockefellers-created-coronovirus/ & Why has India’s Covid epidemic crashed: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/02/01/962821038/the-mystery-of-indias-plummeting-covid-19-cases Wuhan bat cages: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9257413/Secret-bat-cages-Wuhan-lab-researchers-planned-breed-animals-virus-experiments.html Still not sure what vaccine to get: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/pfizer-moderna-vaccines-long-term-chronic-illness/ & https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/cdc-witholding-information-1170-dead-following-covid-injections-almost-twice-as-many-deaths-as-found-in-vaers/ & https://principia-scientific.com/uk-government-releases-shocking-report-on-covid-vaccine-side-effects/
15/02/2021: Duh! Of course it will. All the more reason to have your cheap effective treatments available in the fridge/cupboard for when you eventually do get it: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/doctors-warn-covid-will-become-endemic-and-people-need-to-learn-to-live-with-it/ar-BB1dCMBV?ocid=msedgntp Better than this: Covid Loneliness
15/02/2021: Amazing – music from 18,000 years ago: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60733
15/02/2021: UFOs – will we soon know what they are: https://www.newsmax.com/us/pentagon-ufos-roswell-space/2021/02/13/id/1009928/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/pentagon-drops-ufo-bombshell/
election fraud news continues eg Seems like Trump should have won New
& https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/developing-new-hampshire-department-justice-refuses-investigate-largest-voting-machine-counting-error-state-history/ and Virginia too: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/web-reports-not-confirmed-virginia-delegate-chris-head-responds-ballot-dumps-300000-biden-votes-doesnt-seem-care/
Maybe even Colorado: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/colorado-colorados-2020-election-results-also-suspect-bidens-numbers-raise-serious-red-flags-alleged-turnout-like-saddams-iraq-us/
That’s as well as Wisconsin (already decided in his favor by the courts –
though electoral college votes have not yet been transferred), Arizona (in play
– the legislature there is suing their own election officials and sec of
State), Michigan (some very live cases there too), Pennsylvania (a number of
cases still to be heard), and Georgia (likewise). Taken together this would give
Trump around 400 electoral college votes (270 needed). There are multiple
Supreme Court cases still to be heard (some even maybe this month) and others
might well be launched as evidence becomes available. (
14/02/2021: Dan the Man
Cornwell seems to be right: Stonehenge was moved from
14/02/2021: Donald is Innocent: But brickbats to a handful of RINO snakes. They will not be elected again: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/breaking-senate-votes-57-43-acquit-donald-trump-seven-republicans-voted-convict/ Hats off to the Don: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/breaking-trump-releases-statement-following-impeachment-acquittal/
sure our BOM is fiddling the figures as hard as it can to confirm it is the
hottest year ever, but any rational observer here who still carries a
cardigan whenever they go out has noticed what a cool summer it has been. The
bush where we have just been is still full of green grass a couple of feet high
13/02/2021: Forbidden Wilderness: Della and I are just back from a four day backpacking exploration of one of our greatest alpine wildernesses, the Mt Darling Snowy Bluff Wilderness created in 1983. This is a trackless mountain vastness suitable only for the most experienced outdoor adventurers. We return ‘bowed but unbroken’. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/13/forbidden-wilderness/
13/02/2021: Yet another reason to use Nexgard (monthly) on your pooch: https://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/story/7110764/worst-fears-realised-deadly-dog-disease-has-already-spread-south/?fbclid=IwAR1Io6Zhce6iTbfClK4SPki20sqk4Ris17qMkc2lVEnQ2DXyysyj7Sszoo8
13/02/2021: I just don’t believe or understand why ‘conservatives’ want to follow the commies down their own ‘rat’ holes. Let’s just have the end of the world now rather than later. I never did understand what happened to the Ja’ins either. Once the majority religion on the Indian sub-continent then they (obviously) became more and more obsessive about what you can do (and eat) – perhaps even deciding to subsist on air alone? The current climate religions are just as crazy. Let’s all just buy and SUV and an aircon, enjoy a steak and a beer and piss the lot of them off (perhaps to be eaten by a large space goat): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/west-australian-conservative-party-wants-close-coal-plants-and-lose-election-bigly/
13/02/2021: Get yourself some Butesonide to add to your Betadine, Ivomec and Hydroxychloroquine. Sooner or later you are going to have to treat yourself for a Covid infection. If you rely on public health your chance of dying is clearly at least 10 times greater: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/10/medical-trial-cheap-asthma-inhalers-90-reduction-in-severe-covid-symptoms/
9/02/2021: The delights of ‘environmentalism’; the Handkerchief. Who knew someone would re-invent an item I have carried in my pocket every day of my life: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/193289139/lasttissue-big-the-reusable-facial-tissue-box/?utm_term=e5e6f242-4ee8-4cf4-92d4-c6d6160e779e&utm_content=23846649217750076&utm_source=23846649217750076&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=TRS
9/02/2021: The ‘missing’ universe has been found: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/07/student-astronomer-finds-galactic-missing-matter/
9/02/2021: Billions of dollars of research/mitigation etc yet the world is possibly .12C warmer now than it was in 1979 (error bars not given - but probably greater than .12C!) What nonsense it all is: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/02/uah-global-temperature-update-for-january-2021-0-12-deg-c-new-base-period/ Meanwhile… Renewables: no room for wildlife, yet this is supposed to be ‘green’: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/08/saving-the-planet-with-intermittent-energy/
8/02/2021: Who knew there are benefits to poor eyesight: Association of Daily Wear of Eyeglasses With Susceptibility to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/fullarticle/2770872
8/02/2021: Lessons from the army we should all take on board: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/lessons-from-the-army.html
to the Green agenda 30 million people in
Meanwhile, Some good news for once: Indian farmers burn giant photos of Great Thunberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1gkECmpn-k&feature=emb_title
7/02/2021: Where do birds sleep? Lots of places, but not in nests: https://slate.com/technology/2014/01/where-do-birds-sleep-roosting-in-nests-water-flocks-cavities.html
chilling detail of the (Chinese) cyber warfare hack of the
Communism Won: This is a fascinating and chilling article. I have long
wondered eg why Western capitalists bankrolled communist
6/02/2021: The strongest correlation is not between the level of CO2 and warming (close to zero) but between it and temperature adjustments to ‘show’ it has been warming (during this very cool summer even): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/03/the-shocking-climate-graph-climateofgavin-doesnt-want-you-to-see/
6/02/2021: Slow Internet? If you are not happy with the NBN maybe consider Starlink: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/04/spacex-starlink-satellite-internet-service-has-over-10000-users.html
5/02/2021: Vale Sir Tom Moore – Character is All: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/vale-captain-sir-thomas-moore-30-april-1920-2-february-2021.html
5/02/2021: Sub Ounce Per Pair Camp Shoes: I have been (very belatedly) making Della a pair of these using the 'pattern' I made my own with some years ago. That post says they weighed 19 grams but that was including the closed cell foam inserts. 13 without! That was in US Size 9.
Della's in US Women's Size 6 weigh just 10 grams each (without the string and cord lock which will add less than a gram). This probably saves around 300 grams' pack weight as compared with carrying the lightest 'camp shoes' available.
I have included some instructions this time so you could make your own if you have moderate sewing skills. I think you could manage well enough with hand sewing if you do not own a machine. I used the 3.6 oz Dyneema fabric available eg from RipstopbytheRoll as it is a bit lighter than the 4.8 oz. Mine have 'worn' quite well. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/05/sub-ounce-per-pair-camp-shoes/
5/02/2021: A Really Long Walk With You. Fifty years ago I first met Della, who
has been life itself to me ever since. She was good enough to marry me 48 years
ago (next week). Some people set out on a ‘through hike’ (perhaps the Alps Walk
5/02/2021: Abolish English Literature. Can this really be happening in an
5/02/2021: Putin’s vaccine sounds like the go. Why can’t we make it here under licence? I’m sure Vlad would be only too happy to oblige. Our elderly are to be given the much less appropriate Astra Zenica vaccine which may do them no good at all (if I doesn’t actually kill them). Thanks again Scott: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/swedish-health-officials-wont-recommend-astrazeneca-vaccine-for-people-over-65/ar-BB1dk51K & https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55900622
04/02/2021: Spot’s DIY Ultralight Dog Sleeping Bag #2: Our Jack Russells, Spot and Honey need new sleeping bags. The old ones, made hastily years ago from scraps of an old poor quality down sleeping bag were never very satisfactory – and were too heavy. I searched the net for designs but could not find a satisfactory one so I started from scratch myself.
Spot is looking pleased as he thinks I got his old bed out as we are going camping – which we are soon, after I have made their new beds, and a couple of other things!
After many models (which did not work), I finally came up with this design which does. The proportions are now good as the Tyvek prototype I made to check out the appropriate size was 2″ short and 1″ too narrow for supreme doggie comfort – though I think they would actually have snuggled down aright.
When I make the final one using the proportions in the diagram it will fit just right. On the left side is a drawing showing the dog (sort of) sleeping inside Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/03/spots-diy-ultralight-dog-sleeping-bag-2/
4/02/2021: Fair Point: Still not a single midget appointed to a cabinet-level position: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/03/still-not-a-single-midget-appointed-to-a-cabinet-level-position/ His new Secretary of Health. He seems to be the only one in the room who doesn’t know he is not a woman!
4/02/2021: Come on Scott. I actually voted for you guys. Why? I ask myself – well, look at the alternatives! But Craig Kelly is only publishing the truth, ie that Covid is very susceptible to cheap treatment/prevention eg Vitamin D/Zinc, Hydroxychloroquine, Ivomec, Betadine, common antibiotics… to such an extent that 90% + of all the deaths we have had so far could easily have been prevented.This methodology is likely cheaper and more effective than any vaccination programme will prove to be – particularly if concerns about vaccine safety happen to play out: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/vaccines-alone-wont-save-us-from-the-virus/news-story/56b501bda2929b9c3e44af52c2c4c326
4/02/2021: Look, I don’t like perfume myself (and am very glad Della does not wear any – as I am dreadfully allergic), but I would like to see folk who view women as ‘meat’ to be deported. Soon. Please : https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/calling-all-good-muslims-beware-the-devil-woman-fornicatress-who-wears-perfume-or-makeup.html
03/02/2021: If I seem a bit quiet the last few days it is because I have mostly been just lying on the couch with my left arm pressed up against its back trying to suppress an agonising pain in it and my left shoulder caused by a pinched nerve in my neck (apparently). It is as bad as my (previous) back pain, but different. So many things to look forward to. If you have a ‘magic’ cure for this I will will want to know. Which reminds me. My arthritic knee which I have been seeking a magic solution to for years has suddenly become a lot better as I have started taking two hemp oil tablets either end of the day. I don’t know yet whether this will mean I can cancel a knee replacement or not. We live in hope. Meanwhile I remain a pain in the neck. Yours truly, Steve.
03/02/2021: Biden is so concerned about the Capitol ‘events’ he insists on impeaching Trump, yet he won’t charge the officer who shot Ashli Babbit and he still keeps pouring troops into Washington. What is going on: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/investigators-recommend-no-charges-capitol-police-officer-shot-killed-ashli-babbitt-still-wont-release-identity/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/where-are-the-media/ Meanwhile Biden’s dementia has ‘progessed’ so far now he can’t even sign his own name and his wife is (illegally) signing for him: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/odd-joe-bidens-signature-latest-official-documents-raising-eyebrows/
03/02/2021: It is hard to figure out what is the lesser of two evils these days: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/muslim-scholar-says-good-muslims-should-leave-the-west-over-lgbtqi-policies.html
02/02/2021: Complicity Theorist (noun) - a person who accepts the political narrative of the day unquestionably; consumes mainstream media like it was 1980; and is prone to submissiveness, outbursts of irrational fear, and public shaming of free-thinkers.
02/02/2021: Richard Feynman once said, ‘There’s plenty of room at the bottom … and as Mack said (Cannery Row), ‘I never figured I’d end up here’: https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/30/the-walking-wounded/
01/02/2021: Useful Advice: How to survive three days in the wild: https://www.popsci.com/story/diy/how-to-survive-three-days-outdoors/
01/02/2021: The Assault on Truth. Once we (thought we) knew what it was. At least we had some ‘pillars’ on which we attempted to ‘build’ it. Long accepted wisdom for example. The so-called ‘eternal verities’ eg thigs which we had known since time immemorial to be true/good. Hunting for example. Or love of family, friends, ie those like us - eg one’s nation. Tradition. History. Literature. Marriage. The core tenets of one’s faith. Some basic values: self-sufficiency, honesty, thrift, work, fidelity, kindness…I could go on. But the ‘march through the instsitutions’ has been directed again and again at every single ‘pillar’ until the best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity’ (Yeats, ‘Second Coming’). I have spent much of my life teaching ‘critical thinking’ by which I meant (to paraphrase Socrates) that ‘the examined life is best’, but I never meant that this should end in nihilism (quite the reverse). I never wanted that we should perceive,
‘the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night’.Arnold ‘Dover Beach’).
I might not agree that a specific ‘teacher’, Jesus or Buddha (etc) is the ‘light of the world’, but I do not think there is no light. The quest for truth is (and should remain) the most important ‘meaning’ in our lives. The world really does appear to me ‘like a land of dreams. So various, so beautiful, so new.’ It should to you too.
01/02/2021: Was Ashli Babbit Shot? Back on 5th January this young woman was undoubtedly shot and killed by a police officer (on film) in the Capitol building though she was clearly not doing anything which would merit such lethal force. She was not George Floyd either. So far as I know no-one has been charged over her death. And where is the outrage?
31/01/2021: I’m not sure whether the Democrats are trying to provoke a civil war either, but they may well get one: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/20386/italygate-us-voter-fraud/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/us-government-declares-war-on-half-the-country-fear-panic-or-just-crazy/
31/01/2021: Poor Fellow, My Country – whatever happened to self-sufficiency? We still practice it here at Jeeralang Junction, does no-one else? https://www.bookwormroom.com/2021/01/27/every-nation-should-learn-australias-lessons/
31/01/2021: Subtract the Urban Heat Island Effect and you find there has been no warming in the last 50+ years. What a scam: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/01/could-recent-u-s-warming-trends-be-largely-spurious/
30/01/2021: A land animal as big as a blue whale: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9160381/Fossils-98-million-year-old-dino-unearthed-Argentina-largest-land-animal-ever.html
Happy times in
30/01/2021: More vaccine woes: First the ‘news’ that the RNA vaccine may eventually kill 80% of people (29/01) and now this: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/29/vaccine-wars-eu-demands-seizure-of-covid-vaccines-made-in-britain/ & this: https://summit.news/2021/01/26/merck-scraps-covid-vaccines-says-its-more-effective-to-get-the-virus-and-recover/ I have been thinking it may be better to acquire my immunity from contracting and recovering from the virus too. Given it has a fatality rate well under 1% (probably more like 1/10th of that) and given that you can eradicate 90%+ of it with eg a 1% Betadine solution (12/01) and similarly with Hydroxychloroquine/Ivomec and etc seems like my chances of survival might be better if I manufacture my own immunity. Now, how to get infected? Well it will come to our house eventually. Of course there is also the (high?) likelihood that I already have immunity having survived so many nasty things in the past! There is a test on the way to measure this. Then there is the good news: https://www.timesofisrael.com/vaccine-found-92-effective-in-israel-in-first-controlled-result-outside-trials/
29/01/2021: Just leave already. The State does not need to get involved – and should not. This legislation has gone beyond the brink , as ‘domestic violence’ legislation which does not involve any violence already has. The State should stay out of our bedrooms: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/the-law/2021/01/coercive-control-vs-common-sense/
29/01/2021: Just impossible nonsense: ‘To summarize: to get the world to zero emissions by 2050, our options are to build, commission, and bring on-line either:
• One 2.1 gigawatt (GW, 109 watts) nuclear power plant each and every day until 2050, OR
• 3000 two-megawatt (MW, 106 watts) wind turbines each and every day until 2050 plus a 2.1 GW nuclear power plant every day and a half until 2050, OR
• 290 square miles (760 square kilometres) of solar panels each and every day until 2050 plus a 2.1 GW nuclear power plant every day and a half until 2050’ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/27/bright-green-impossibilities/
29/01/2021: Could the vaccine be a method of mass extermination? This Professor of molecular genetics sounds a warning: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/professor-of-molecular-genetics-issues-chilling-warning-on-covid-mrna-vaccines/
28/01/2021: Handy Tool: https://www.popsci.com/story/shop/mini-circular-saws/
28/01/2021: Sea Ice Reached Lowest Point On Modern Record In The 1940s: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/24/study-shows-arctic-sea-ice-reached-lowest-point-on-modern-record-in-the-1940s-not-today/
Whatever happened to ‘zero tolerance’ in
27/01/2021: Tooth Powder: So you have made your ultralight toothbrush spoon but are still lugging around all that heavy toothpaste or painfully drying it. You should know that tooth powder is a thing (and has been for a long time).
You can even buy your favourite brand (Colgate). Some studies even show that it is better for cleaning your teeth - as well as saving you a few grams. What's not to like? Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/26/tooth-powder/
27/01/2021: The SUV will rule the world. In 10 years sales have gone from 10% to 50%: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/suvs-rule-everyone-believes-in-climate-change-but-votes-for-gasoline/
27/01/2021: More people want to ban drinking straws than want to ban abortion, yet drinking straws do not kill 42 million people a year as abortion does - but whatever your views late term abortion is a horrible obscenity and should never have been legalised, ‘the baby is wrapped in a blanket and the mother is given the opportunity to hold the baby as it dies.’ Just Wow! https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/01/in-some-instances-feticide-is-undertaken/
27/01/2021: First Betadine (12/01), now this: Covid nasal Spray 99.9% effective: https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/israeli-behind-game-changing-covid-nasal-spray-says-its-99-9-effective/ Remember when Trump was lambasted for suggesting just this?
26/01/2021: Instant Underpants. Just add water. Great idea: https://mcphee.com/products/instant-underpants
26/01/2021: A Bigfoot Hunting Season – this could be a good idea. The Thylacoleo could be our target species here. Perhaps we could even have a Greenie Hunting Season too? Soon.: https://abc13.com/bigfoot-hunting-sasquatch-season-outdoors/9875983/
26/01/2021: Barring a (hopeful) Military
Meanwhile Amazon Says Workers Voting To Unionize Can Only Do So In Person Because Mail-in Votes Would Be Susceptible To Cheating: https://www.weaselzippers.us/463206-amazon-says-workers-voting-to-unionize-can-only-do-so-in-person-because-mail-in-votes-would-be-susceptible-to-cheating/
Republicans fight back against this tyranny: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/republican-state-lawmakers-introduce-new-bills-limit-vote-mail-require-photo-vote-clean-dirty-voter-rolls/
The GOVERNOR, attended by all the members of the Native Institution, and
by several of the Magistrates and Gentlemen in the neighbourhood, proceded
[sic] at half past ten to the Meeting, and having entered the circle passed
round the whole of them, enquiring after, and making himself acquainted with
the several tribes, their respective leaders, and residences. His EXCELLENCY
then assembled the chiefs by themselves, and continued them in the ranks of
chieftains, to which their own tribes had exalted them, and conferred on them
badges of distinction, whereon were engraved their names as chiefs, and those
of their tribes. — He afterwards conferred badges of merit on some individuals,
in acknowledgment of their steady and loyal conduct in the assistance they
rendered the military party when lately sent out in pursuit of the refractory
natives to the west and south of the
It is worthy of observation that 3 of the latter mentioned number of children (and the son of the memorable Ben-ni-long was one of them), were placed in the Native institution immediately on the breaking up of the congress on Saturday last, making the number of children, now in that establishment, altogether l8; and we may reasonably trust, that in a few years this benevolent Institution will amply reward the hopes and expectations of its liberal Patrons and Supporters, and answer the grand object intended, by providing a seminary for the helpless offspring of the natives of this Country, and opening the path to their future civilization and improvement’.(Sydney Gazette)
25/01/2021: Robert Burns Day (b Jan 25th 1759). Here are (maybe ) his ten most famous poems. Great aren’t they: https://interestingliterature.com/2015/12/10-robert-burns-poems-everyone-should-read/ What’s your favourite. It is hard to beat ‘Bonnie Doon’ but I think ‘Red Rose’ tops them all:
O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.
So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
Though it were ten thousand mile.
25/01/2021: Girls and women deserve testosterone-free showers, dressing rooms, bathrooms, domestic violence shelters, jails, and sports facilities: https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/women-are-not-men-who-knew/
25/01/2021: Great to be an aboriginal
woman: ‘Under traditional Aboriginal tribal law, a young girl would have been
given to one of the tribal elders as soon as she reached puberty. She
would have given birth to three or four children, and - if she survived- and he
tired of her, and there was a fresh pick of the young girls - she would have
been passed on to the young men of the tribe to complete their sex
education...when the tribe moved on, and she couldn't keep up, she would have
been left behind to die. The matriarch of one of the Noongar clans in
24/01/2021: A Bag Full of Tricks – alternative title: ‘It’s All in the Bag’ – ultralight stuff sacks, ziplocks or ditty bags for hiking. This is not just about weight saving but also about spoilage and organisation. However there are significant weight savings too.
For example the ubiquitous (Glad) Ziplock bag is really quite heavy. Try weighing a standard sandwich bag and you will see what I mean. If you just keep throwing one after another in your pack it will not be very long before you have added 100 grams in storage bags alone.
There are lighter brands if you must use them, and significant weight savings can be made by choosing smaller ones – usually not available in supermarkets.
(.5oz/yd2) Cuben fibre bags with micro cord locks are much lighter (in the same sizes) and reusable many, many times. I have found cuben tends to shred relatively quickly though compared with lightweight nylon so usually I make my own ‘ditty’ bags out of eg .7 oz/yd2 nylon. Instructions here: DIY Stuff Sacks. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/24/a-bag-full-of-tricks/
24/01/2021: How Bad Is
24/01/2021: Election fraud in the
24/01/2021: Locking up the Bush Must Stop. The greenie left will find on or another spurious reason to imprison all the people in their suburban enclaves in defiance of our nation’s rallying cry, ‘for we are young and free’: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2021/01/first-ayers-rock-now-mount-warning/
23/01/2021: New research tools can rewrite history: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/21/woolly-mammoths-may-have-lived-thousands-of-years-after-supposed-extinction/
23/01/2021: Gene Therapy promises huge benefits. Last week we had news of a ‘cure’ for aging, now a cure for paralysis and maybe blindness: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/paralyzed-mice-walk-again-after-just-a-few-weeks/
23/01/2021: Talking to the Dead. I remember proposing this idea over a decade ago (pity I hadn’t the tech savvy then to create it) but it is to be a thing soon: https://www.nme.com/news/tv/microsofts-new-ai-chatbot-concept-is-reminding-people-of-black-mirror-2862855
21/01/2021: No problem: It was so much warmer in the Holocene: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/17/proof-of-warmer-earlier-climate-swiss-geologist-studies-10800-year-old-tree-trunk-under-alps-glacier/
21/01/2021: I am too old already. This could be handy. Bring it on: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-genes-ageing/chinese-scientists-develop-gene-therapy-which-could-delay-ageing-idUSKBN29P02V
21/01/2021: How to get your resume Biden ready:
20/01/2021: This is a really great tip: Turn kitchen scissors into good Kevlar shears in seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG6ZFA543BI Basically you roughen the edge (not the cutting edge) with a grinder so the scissors ‘catch’ the slippery Kevlar fibre. Now you can think about making your own carbon/kevlar canoe. I am: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/03/lightest-carbon-fibre-canadian-canoe/
20/01/2021: Putin is one tough guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoHkA-p8cXc&feature=emb_title
20/01/2021: Americans Love Trump: President Trump’s Approval Rating Hits 51% on Day before Inauguration: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/americans-love-trump-president-trumps-approval-rating-hits-51-day-inauguration/ and 91% of GOP voters still with Trump: https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2021/01/16/poll-91-of-gop-voters-still-with-trump-mcconnell-worried If there were to be something terrible tomorrow which disposed of the incoming commies and their fellow travelers in a single sweep I suspect 80+ million Americans wold be cheering! Great Final Address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIbLtumN__U&feature=emb_title Scott Adams Thought for the Day: ‘Trump never had to protect himself from his own troops.’
19/01/2021: Relax This Morning With Dancing Birds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMFfHVGu8-0&feature=emb_title
19/01/2021: ‘Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.’ – Confucius
19/01/2021: A truly ancient porker: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60483
18/01/2021: A Burial so Poignant: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60474
18/01/2021: Of course it was a communist Chinese bio-weapon: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9153885/Mike-Pompeo-reveals-intel-implicating-Wuhan-lab-origins-COVID-19-pandemic.html
18/01/2021: I have been wondering what the numbers really were too. They
counted 74+ million for Trump and we can see 3 million fake votes for Biden in
the six ‘swing’ states alone in the Navarro Report. There is also clear
evidence of vast amounts of vote switching by machine - at least 5% overall
just to ‘kick it along’ so Mike Linell’s 79 milion for Trump against 68 million
for Biden is ball-park but I agree with him that 68 million still seems too
high when over 30% of democrat voters also thought Trump won (clearly because
they voted for him too). Anyway you have 80+ million very angry people (hence
the huge military build-up), but if there is to be an insurrection surely the
military will join (or lead) the insurrection instead of firing on it, since
they would be Trump loyalists almost to a man (or woman) as voting data
consistently shows? Remember how easily
Judging from the military’s response to Pence today I would not want to be in Biden’s shoes: https://streamable.com/waeo8j
17/01/2021: Some gal - 661 lambs: https://www.theland.com.au/story/7086965/solo-womens-shearing-world-record-broken-by-new-zealand-local/ Move over Jackie Howe https://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2008/10/21/2397477.htm PS: I met an old shearer years ago who was there when Jackie set that record, and who took part in the Great Shearer’s Strike which also occurred in the 1890s. The granddad knew a man who was on the First Fleet. We are a ‘young’ country still.
17/01/2021: ‘Sea surface temperatures began rising from 1900, long before CO2 emissions could have had the slightest effect on the world’s climate. Indeed the rate of rise from 1910 to 1940 was every bit as fast as since 1980. This also correlates with tidal gauge records of sea level rise around the world, which show a similar pattern. Simple physics tell us that the oceans drive the world’s climate, and not the atmosphere. The heat capacity of the oceans is so much greater than the air, that the heat capacity of an atmospheric column of unit area cross section extending from the ocean surface to the outermost layers of the atmosphere is equivalent to the heat capacity of a column of seawater of 2.6-metre depth. Put another way, rising ocean temperatures cause atmospheric temperatures to rise, and not vice versa. We can readily see that every time there is an El Nino. So the real question is what has caused sea temperatures to steadily rise since 1900? And if you think it is greenhouse gases, then you need to explain how these also caused the pre 1940 rise’ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/16/the-ocean-warming-enigma/
16/01/2021: Thomas Sowell: Is truth irrelevant? https://elkodaily.com/opinion/columnists/thomas-sowell-is-truth-irrelevant/article_a16fda11-ecd9-5726-83c3-1ce49f771421.html
16/01/2021: A Counter-Coup beginning? 25,000 troops to guard Biden’s inauguration.
15/01/2021: An Ultralight Hiker's Xmas: Many of you perhaps wonder what might be the 'dream' present for your ultralight hiker/hunter beloved. Maybe if I told you about my beloved's choice (for me) for the last two-three 'spoiling' occasions it might give you some inspiration?
For example for Xmas she bought me this beautiful little pack rifle which I have been wanting for some time. May also help me protect her from wild dogs. It is an under 500 gram .22 calibre single shot, but it should do the trick at putting the occasional bunny/duck etc in the pot. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/15/an-ultralight-hikers-xmas/
15/01/2021: Save This Brave Pigeon: https://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/australia-kill-pigeon-crossed-pacific-oregon-75242726
15/01/2021: Very Strange: A Nursing Home had Zero Coronavirus Deaths. Then, It Vaccinates Residents for Coronavirus and the Deaths Begin. We also have this from Norway: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/01/14/did-cnn-accidentally-prove-that-trump-did-not-incite-the-violence-at-the-capitol-n1346680 & http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/10/a-nursing-home-had-zero-coronavirus-deaths-then-it-vaccinates-residents-for-coronavirus-and-the-deaths-begin/ - don’t know whether this is true or widespread.
15/01/2021: The Capitol Invaders Were Not Trump Supporters. Who were they – after all this was happening whilst Trump was still addressing his rally a 45 minute walk away: https://norwaytoday.info/news/norwegian-medicines-agency-links-13-deaths-to-vaccine-side-effects-those-who-died-were-frail-and-old/ & https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/01/14/did-cnn-accidentally-prove-that-trump-did-not-incite-the-violence-at-the-capitol-n1346680 & https://thenationalpulse.com/analysis/the-insurrection-lie/ Harris and Biden are on record as having repeatedly urged on other rioters with impunity yet Trump who repeatedly urged only peaceful protest is to be impeached lest he rise again and maybe win a second term – as if his backing of another candidate (eg Ivanka or Don Jr) under the aegis of MAGA would not have the same effect! All this will do is cement in the great majority of American voters’ minds how the election was stolen, how Trump will be their only legitimate President for all tiem and how Biden is a fake and a cheat who will be disrespected and scorned forever.
15/01/2021: The Third Navarro Report Shows Fraudulent Votes are Ten Times the Margin of Biden’s ‘Victory’. This coup is the worst disaster in American history: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-trump-teams-peter-navarro-drops-third-report-providing-proof-trump-won/ 3 million illegal votes in just those six states (to add to Trump’s accredited 74 million (or subtract from Biden’s margin of 300,000). How many more in the other 44 states?
14/01/2021: A Colony on Ceres? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/13/study-proposes-orbital-ceres-colony/
Pence’s treachery revealed: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/exclusive-turncoat-vp-mike-pence-ignored-letter-republicans-wisconsins-congress-december-contesting-results/
So Biden won? How’s this for election
fraud? 300,000 mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania alone which never went
through the Post Office: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/pattern-recognition-specialist-jovan-pulitzer-says-300k-pa-mail-ballots-never-processed-usps-video/ And this: A ballot box in California has
still not been picked up for the November election: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/still-ballot-box-street-conservative-leaning-lone-pine-ca-local-officials-refuse-come-pick/
Remember this when they tell you there was no fraud. Half of US states backed a
Supreme Court challenge to the election (led by
Creating Truth. Youtube have now deleted President Trump’s address to the Save
13/01/2021: A Triple Star World – what might life be like on such a world? When science fiction becomes science fact: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/12/planetary-sleuthing-finds-triple-star-world/
Voyages of the Starship
13/01/2021: Why ‘young and free’ is just about right, and why I will continue to sing it so: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/01/12/pbw-on-being-young-and-free/
13/01/2021: Fair point Catallaxy:
• Assassination of John F. Kennedy: 12,064 words, 180 footnotes.
• General relativity: 20,549 words, 214 footnotes.
• World War II: 24,672 words, 415 footnotes.
• Jesus Christ: 25,735 words, 466 footnotes.
• 2021 storming of the United States Capitol: 38,829 words, 631 footnotes.”
Quite a crowd though:
Trump speaks from Alamo
progress towards an alternative (social) media list: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/sick-communist-like-censorship-list-popular-uncensored-media-options/
BTW. 1. I am having trouble ‘restoring’ the Menu Bar in Brave. I am so used to
it in Mozilla. 2. I have been researching ‘alternatives to Windows/Android
operating systems’ and ‘alternative browsers’, etc. You can do the same. There
are many. I will be trialing some on an old computer and mobile phone. 3.
Uptodown is an alternative App store to Google Play. 4. If you know a decent
‘conservative’ news service in
12/01/2021: At least this is uplifting: More Space Milestones: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/11/northrop-grummans-cygnus-space-freighter-departs-space-station/
12/01/2021: The Tech Giant Control is just terrifying. Read what they are doing to the website Parler. This tyranny must be stopped: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/parler-ceo-our-service-has-been-dropped-by-every-vendor-and-could-end-our-business/ Parler has sued using anti-trust legislation but this could take a long time. Mind you, two can play at that game: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/idaho-isp-blocks-facebook-and-twitter-bravo/
If this Italian connection is true (and I am unsure of it) it is not all over yet by a long shot. What an alarming situation. https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/20087/mike-pompeo-in-italy-making-arrests/
Mass murderers (inciting same) are allowed on Twitter but not Donald Trump: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/01/11/twitter-endorses-bombers/
did not incite. You judge yourself. You can still watch Trump address his
supporters before the march on the Capitol here. He urged them only to
‘Peacefully and Patriotically Make Your Voices Heard.’ The ‘fake news’ is
well aware that at least 500,000 Trump supporters were present in DC on that
day and were not a part of the few dozens of people in the Capitol building. Let me be clear. If Trump called for a
building to be stormed, you would not have a building today. (Frankly I found it inspiring – I got up in the wee small hours
of the morning to watch it live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrGJfQzUrnY&feature=emb_title
PS: Youtube have now
Who really stormed the Capitol? Antifa: https://www.infowars.com/posts/watch-live-red-alert-the-purge-has-begun/ ‘the flash bangs started going off at the US Capitol before President Trump was finished with his speech at the Ellipse. A vast majority of patriots left the Ellipse and went home after President Trump finished his speech.’ https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/ignored-media-flash-bangs-going-off-us-capitol-trump-finished-speech-antifa-organized-protest-near-us-capitol-stormed/
11/01/2021: A Golden Queen: Della: ‘This evening's harvest of Golden Queen peaches and apricots: How beautifully they glow in the early evening light! The wet spring and summer has given us bountiful fruit this year.The blood plums were ready over Christmas and New Year, and the bulk of that crop had either fallen or been eaten by the cockies before we knew it. We have 2 later varieties almost ready though, so we will get a second and a third chance. Meanwhile we have been munching on glorious plumcots and yellow "Simon Demon" plums. The Golden Queen peaches are my favourite yellow clingstone variety, firm and tasty for both eating and preserving. The little stunted tree has outdone itself this year, and I am wondering where I am going to find the time this week to preserve what we can't eat ...A job for another day, most certainly, but with shearing about to begin, I am not quite sure which day it might be’
Genuine Article? The next few days could get very very interesting: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/are-the-dems-and-trump-both-trying-to/
The Democrats and Big Tech certainly seem to be running scared. Something else
sinister on Pelosi’s missing laptop perhaps: https://www.bitchute.com/video/LS2wchM2C3rn/ Some people are claiming Trump has already
signed the Insurrection Act and is co-ordinating the military from the central
military command centre in
11/01/2021: A 37C day here at Jeeralang Junction today, so not so pleasant but…I am reminded of my post from this very day in 2011: ‘A few years ago I remember we had a 28C day in July (nice 'Indian Summer' day). Today we are having an 11C day in mid January (not so welcome unless you are of the apres ski set). This is global warming?’
11/01/2021: It is a sad day for liberty when you must go to ‘fringe’ sites to get the news because the mainstream is so (obviously and dictatorially) compromised. Some I have been reading (in no particular order) – You should too: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/ & https://www.naturalnews.com/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ & https://www.theepochtimes.com /& https://justthenews.com/ & https://www.infowars.com/ etc. These will give you important insights you are missing. All such sites are under constant attack, but also they are suffering from huge overload as people flock to them. Eg Fox News has just about collapsed whilst chat service GAB gas had a 750% increase in traffic overnight. PS: You will notice I can't even post the url of some such sites on Facebook - such is the level of censorship and control! I suspect I will be banned from Facebook soon.
11/01/2021: We need to start making a list of the groups working hard to stifle freedom and move away from and de-fund them. Here are some to begin with just today: Apple, Mozilla, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Youtube…I will add others as time moves on. You can seek alternatives or sell shares to weaken their efforts. For example, I will be moving away from the Windows operating system to Linux. I will do the same with the Android system on my phone (owned by Google). These people are even working at updating your phone’s software so that it will not receive emergency broadcasts. I no longer want to be controlled by Microsoft or Google – well, I never did. Apple has also shown itself to be a ‘bad actor’. Tough for you folks with Iphones. Throw them in the sea! You can buy an Android phone and install an Android alternative operating system. There are also alternative sources of Apps to the Google Play Store. There are other alternatives. For example, I have already moved from Google search to DuckDuckGo and from Mozilla to Opera (now to Brave) for example. I deleted Chrome (Google owned) ages ago. Again there are alternatives to eg Facebook, Twitter. Many of my friends have already moved (before their accounts are deleted anyway). Parler, Gab, MeWe etc, etc. Rumble is an alternative to Youtube. There are others. My prediction is that millions (perhaps billions) of folks will do this and many of these ‘Tech Giants’ will crash. Why ‘Mozilla’ too you say? Here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/want-blood-mozilla-argues-must-done-rid-internet-president-trump-bad-actors/ Mozilla is now owned by Google. Unfortunately Opera is owned by the Chinese: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/opera-sold-600-million-chinese-consortium/ There will be updates soon…Try the Brave browser: https://brave.com/ It is fast. Just impossible to keep this post updated. Things are moving too fast.
10/01/2021: Truly Shocking: Abortion Leading Global Cause of Death in 2020 with 42.7 Million Killed – as with euthanasia, we need to think very carefully before we decide to end people’s lives: https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2021/01/01/abortion-leading-global-cause-of-death-in-2020-with-42-7-million-killed/ - but this is not ‘genocide’; instead it is a ‘human right’. Go figure.
10/01/2021: Surveillance HQ - Great to see that we make the list – do you remember when John Cain first installed a few of these (as a ‘temporary emergency’ measure during the CHOGM Conference in 1982?) but they were all to be removed as being a wholly unacceptable infringement of our liberties? Since then dictatorship seems to have galloped rather than crept: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/mapped-the-top-surveillance-cities-worldwide/
10/01/2021: Trump actually did win by a huge margin (as you can see) after you subtract voter fraud: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/new-detailed-inventory-election-fraud-2020-election-deroy-murdock-provides-strong-evidence-president-trumps-performance-swing-states-overall-race/ but look what is happening to the evidence: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-fbi-claims-jurisdiction-yesterday-took-control-shredded-ballots-analyzed-georgia-sends-back-shredder/ The attacks on freedom and free speech by the Left are terrible: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/the-tech-giants-purge-trump-conservatives-74-million-people/
9/01/2021: Big Tech Dictatorship: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-twitter-bans-president-donald-trump-permanently/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-apple-threatens-ban-parler-unless-enact-draconian-censorship-policies-demanded-big-tech-oligarchs/ & Heaps of other Trump supporters being banned from Facebook Twitter etc and being fired from their jobs! If the people rise up and end this coup with violence many will be cheering them on! The Second American Revolution may well be upon us. It will need to happen in the next few days or it will be too late – and all is lost.
9/01/2021: The apocryphal demonisation of Angus McMillan (the ‘discoverer of Gippsland’) makes ‘interesting’ reading. The bizarre inventiveness of communist ‘historians’ is legion. Add this to your library of aboriginal history fabrication: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2020/12/the-warrigal-creek-massacre-true-story-or-apocryphal/
9/01/2021: It is
the storming of the Capitol by an illegally elected swathe of Democrats and
Rino supporters which is the great wrong of our time. We literally witnessed a
coup yesterday play out on live television and our politicians are acting as if
the citizens are in the wrong.
Limbaugh: “There's a lot of people calling for the end of violence...I
am glad Sam Adams, Thomas Paine, the actual Tea Party guys, the men at
Lexington and Concord didn't feel that way.”
Scott Adams: "This protest was the most appropriate thing I have
9/01/2021: The last vestiges of news will disappear rapidly in this new era, but you should catch these nine brochures about our climate before they are lost forever: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/01/white-house-brochures-on-climate-there-is-no-climate-crisis/
8/01/2021: Super Ultralight Tent Pegs: Sometimes you just need a really, really ultralight peg. These guys will not have the same 'purchase' as a heavier, thicker diameter or longer peg bu they are super ultralight: only one or two grams each. They might suit for pegging down the edge of your ultralight titanium DIY Hobo Stove for example, or for pinning down your (small) dog sleeping bags. Maybe even for (intermediate pegs) eg on your ground sheet - anything which needs horizontal location without much 'lift' and which does not require too much strength. Probably many other uses. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/08/super-ultralight-tent-pegs/
Off to Steve Kates: ‘How did PDT achieve so much surrounded as he was by so
many enemies? Of course, the supreme good was he prevented Hilary from being
president for the past four years. And he revealed how vile the
8/01/2021: The Democrat Washington DC leadership deliberately allowed protesters into the Capitol in a truly nefarious move to demonise Donald Trump: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/allowing-antifa-domestic-terrorists-burn-country-fbi-director-wray-vows-charge-participated-siege-capitol/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/video-capitol-police-removed-barriers-allowed-protesters-walk-right-capitol/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/going-another-video-surfaces-capitol-police-leading-protesters-washington-capitol/ You should note this: Trump Supporters Pulled Violent Protesters Away from the Capitol Building When They Started Damaging It – Who Were These People? https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/not-making-headlines-trump-supporters-pulled-protesters-away-capitol-building-started-damaging-people/
8/01/2021: Clearly a cowardly murderous execution of a peaceful protester – but I do not expect to see the perpetrator punished: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/graphic-warning-up-close-footage-shows-officer-aim-and-fire-at-ashli-babbitt/
is the end of
is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.’
Meanwhile Patrick Byrne was actually
watching the Chinese etc steal
Meanwhile some evil scum executed a young woman peacefully protesting inside the Capitol: https://twitter.com/i/status/1346938016636526592
This is ominous. Trump said he would lead the march on the Capitol but he never turned up. Instead some Antifa guys disguised as MAGA led the charge: https://thedonald.win/p/11RhAtb1OP/the-go-home-in-peace-video-of-tr/
Here is the deleted Twitter message again: https://thedonald.win/p/11RhAtaTpK/trumps-deleted-twitter-message/c/
It was a set-up – police let them through: https://thedonald.win/p/11RhAtaTlD/they-were-setup--video-of-capito/c/
7/01/2021: Good Lord!Your tax dollars at work. Thank goodness we are married: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/01/gladyss-gov-outdoes-the-abc-with-advice-on-masturbating-during-covid-.html
7/01/2021: Forward the future – at last a wooden satellite: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/03/worlds-first-wooden-satellite-to-be-launched-by-japan-in-2023/
6/01/2021: Things are happening: https://thedonald.win/p/11Rh1YXKJK/statement-from-president-donald-/c/ & https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1346652589673345024?s=21 & https://thedonald.win/p/11Rh1YYhQH/election-fraud-missing-piece-mi6/ & https://vocaroo.com/1e976QE4oDoy
6/01/2021: Deconstructing Dominion’s vote-rigging algorithm produces a stunning Trump victory (Yet they are up to the same tricks today in Georgia: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/reports-dominion-machines-breaking-several-georgia-gop-precincts-voters-told-workers-will-scan-ballots-later/ These machines ‘required’ 93% ‘adjudication’ in Fulton County in the Nov 3 poll): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/expert-edward-solomons-analysis-2020-election-shows-thousands-ballots-switched-trump-states-won-mi-ga-pa-biden-enough-steal-election/
Going for the steal the second time – why would you not: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/no-republican-observers-present-fulton-county-tabulation-center-screens-facing-away-media-pen-videos/
6/01/2021: The most famous song which no-one knows the words of: https://www.rd.com/article/what-does-auld-lang-syne-mean/
‘We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot
since auld lang syne.
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.’
6/01/2021: I have to have one (or two) of these - a .50 calibre air rifle: https://www.airforceairguns.com/product-p/u2050.htm Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsSYngXbCc0 More: https://heyshooters.com/best-big-bore-air-rifle/ Wow – a 12 shot .35 calibre air rifle which will take down a deer: https://www.amazon.com/Gamo-Winchester-Bore-70-35-Rifle/dp/B079SYPL6H?tag=deeheyshooters-20
6/01/2021: I am still ‘an innocent abroad’ when it comes to the level of evil/corruption all around us. Without going into Lin Wood’s recent revelations about pedophile gang control of important people (including Supreme Court head John Roberts - or this: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/counterfeit-us-ballots-found-in-georgia-along-with-chinese-shipping-receipt/) the list here of 24 state governors in the US who are members of the Chinese Communist Party will chill you…and that is just the beginning. Trump must win tomorrow or all is lost: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/19978/january-6th-a-day-of-light-or-darkness/ Before you lose heart, there is hope, and here he is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpC07PM-n6s&feature=emb_title
Lots of folks in
05/01/2021: Lightest Carbon Fibre Canadian Canoe: Here’s the lightest carbon fibre Canadian I could find the Hornbeck Blackjack at 11 lbs (5 kg). An interesting alternative to a packraft. You could make one yourself (say 5 kg) having first made a plywood version such as this Peasemarch 10 or Dengemarsh 10 17-18 kg version as a mould. An interesting couple of weekend’s work. You can buy the carbon fibre cloth cheaply enough from eg Aliexpress. Or: New DIY Pack Raft – the ultralight version weighs 815 grams and costs $A$ $227.46 (Jan 2021) Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/03/lightest-carbon-fibre-canadian-canoe/
good would this be: Birdwatcher spies
05/01/2021: Can it get any worse than this – ending a prayer with the phrase, ‘Amen and Awomen’? So be it! Latin scholars are revulsed! https://twitter.com/i/status/1345866081815187459
05/01/2021: 5% everywhere - What a great leg-up for Biden: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/fraud-alert-analysis-3000-counties-reveals-joe-biden-received-5-6-votes-counties-using-dominion-voting-machines/ Other examples https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-election-data-shows-17650-votes-switched-from-trump-to-biden-data-scientists_3640670.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-01-02-1 & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/must-watch-video-data-scientists-discover-432000-votes-removed-president-trump-least-15-counties-pennsylvania/ & https://noqreport.com/2021/01/04/patrick-byrne-bombshell-chinese-shipping-receipt-found-with-shredded-ballots-in-georgia/ The fraud wasn’t just in the ‘swing’ states. Imagine how huge Trump’s victory would have been without this massive fraud, eg 9% in Florida: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/what-are-the-odds-all-dumps-favour-biden/ Maybe this will happen: https://100percentfedup.com/breaking-video-peter-navarro-enrages-dems-says-pence-can-reschedule-later-inauguration/ A ten day audit will be the end of it. No doubt.
04/01/2021: Farewell 2020 the year when ‘aloof’ was supplanted. Grammarians praised it for teaching the correct usage of gerunds whilst stylists deplored its awkward phrases preferring simpler adjectives and nouns.
04/01/2021: The PM says 'we are one' - so why do our embassies have 3 flags? (I can’t even identify all of them) https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/01/liberal-national-party-mp-calls-for-removal-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-flags-at-austra.html PS: I liked the wording ’young’ in the National Anthem - whose wording ie ‘young’ = ‘new’ we actually voted for back in 1974. We have not voted for this change to ‘one’ which I do not endorse anyway as I resent the implication of enforced conformity implied. I am surprised that the attack wasn’t on the word ‘fair’ meaning ‘beautiful’ and not ‘white’ however. At the time the song was written one might well have described a beautiful black person as ‘fair’, just as I would still describe a happy person as ‘gay’ - if I dared!
as I would like to think that the
03/01/2021: Mighty Oaks: As they say 'from little acorns grow'. Yet there are those who debunk some of my modest efforts to reduce minor aspects of my pack weight (such as my recent 'Toothbrush Spoon' post -which saves at least 10 grams), or my DIY Ten Gram Pillow which probably saves you at least an ounce (or 30 grams).
I know even my own son opined that he was quite happy to carry the extra 10 grams even when I pointed out to him that to do so was the equivalent (in kilograms) of moving ten times that number (ie 100 kilograms) a distance of 1 metre. See A Lazy Man's Guide to Hiking and Hunting.
These tiny savings can add up, so that soon you have saved 100 grams or even a kilogram off your pack weight. the equivalents respectively of having moved 1 tonne or ten tonnes a distance of a metre - a considerable amount of work which I pointed out to him would involve his having had to carry quite a quantity of extra food to have performed. Itself something which also requires work, and so on, ad infinitum!
Even though I years ago thought I had pretty much completed all my major pack weight savings, nonetheless every year I seem to find the odd other wrinkle which still makes a difference. You will notice that many of these weight savings were quite cheap or DIY. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/03/mighty-oaks/
03/01/2021: Enough of ‘the new normal’ already, ‘Examples of the new normal are all around us and affect all aspects of our lives. Defunding the police while crime skyrockets is the new normal. Prisoners being released back on the streets, while hairdressers and restaurant owners are fined and sometimes jailed, is the new normal. Big tech and mainstream media shutting down all voices opposing their agenda, while extolling the virtues of democracy and free speech, is the new normal. A CNN reporter describing demonstrators as “peaceful protesters,” while behind him the skyline burns, is the new normal. Closing down all restaurants, houses of worship, and small businesses while allowing protesters to burn, riot, and loot in the name of “social justice” is the new normal. Prisoners in certain states receiving the COVID vaccine while vulnerable seniors must wait is the new normal. The latest COVID Relief bill, which included only a paltry sum in relief for tens of millions of desperate Americans, while granting billions in foreign aid, is the new normal’ https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/01/we_dont_need_to_accept_the_new_normal_the_left_is_forcing_on_us.html
03/01/2021: Beware: The Green Energy Czar’s will make your house (which perhaps people have found a satisfactory home for centuries) worthless: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/31/britains-new-climate-plan-that-could-make-millions-of-homes-unsellable/
03/01/2021: Isn’t this sad? Nursing Home Patients Dying Of Loneliness Amid COVID Lockdown: https://www.weaselzippers.us/461775-nursing-home-patients-dying-of-loneliness-amid-covid-lockdown/
02/01/2021: 76 Gram Cookset: I am putting together an overnight/weekend kit which is as ultralight as I can get it. I will probably carry it in my 193 Gram Pack. It will definitely include this cook set. The pot is the Evernew EBT278R 55 gram 570 ml pot.You can find it on Amazon for example for US 22.90 (Jan 2021), possibly elsewhere cheaper.
Inside is my titanium roll-up hobo stove weighing 20 grams which you can make yourself in a few minutes using simple hand tools for a cost of US$4. I will need a couple of ultralight tent stakes (not these ones - well, the paint will burn off quickly!) and a wooden spoon (as shown) and I m good to go. I will add one of these 'Hot Lips' so I don't burn my lips. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/02/76-gram-cookset/
02/01/2021: Glacier Mice – one of the world’s most interesting living things: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_mice & https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24833132-900-the-curious-case-of-the-glacier-mice-that-seem-to-dance-on-ice/
02/01/2021: Churchill’s words are as true today as they were during Britain’s darkest hour – because today is the darkest hour of Wetern democracy since that time: ‘If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.’ Still hoping that at the eleventh hour this disaster can still be averted withot massive bloodshed: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/new-year-2021-five-days-to-go-will-america-fight-for-freedom-while-they-still-can/
02/01/2021: Let’s all just wear masks (and die of pneumonia): ‘In 2009, Dr. Anthony Fauci co-authored a paper about the Spanish Flu Epidemic…of the First World War (which) caused millions of deaths. In studying this major and actual pandemic…Dr. Fauci… discovered that most of the victims of the Spanish Flu didn’t die from the Spanish Flu. They died from bacterial pneumonia. And the bacterial pneumonia was caused by…wearing masks.’ (BTW: Broken link in catallaxy: https://newswithviews.com/no-governments-have-isolated-covid-19-virus-what-does-that-mean/) https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/31/masking-the-truth/
01/01/2021: A Cure for cancer? Fenbendazole. Another interesting use for animal drenches. Worth a try? I have a sheep which I would otherwise have to put down I will try this on. I will report back in a couple of months: https://www.mycancerstory.rocks/single-post/2016/08/22/Shake-up-your-life-how-to-change-your-own-perspective
01/01/2021: Why Roman concrete is stronger than it ever was, while modern concrete decays: https://www.zmescience.com/science/geology/roman-concrete-seawater-043432/
01/01/2021: The Man Who Invented More Than 800 Iconic Toys - at 98 Eddie still whistles while he works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sKKan_Q9VU&feature=emb_title
31/12/2020: The Perfect Thistle Weapon: Or brush cutter - also excellent for track clearing. As you may know we have been pretty much self-sufficient farmers most of our lives. If I can avoid it I would rather not use herbicides though this is not always possible. I doubt though there is a more effective way of eliminating blackberries from one's property for example.
Some years are 'the year of the thistle' and they just keep coming up. This year they were away in autumn and no matter how many times one tried to get around the wretched things there were still more of them.
Once you have them down to a manageable number it is easier on the back to carry around a hand tool than a backpack full of herbicide. For some years I have used an ultralight mattock I made - which I still recommend.
My spinal fusion operation makes the bent-over position needed to wield it pretty uncomfortable after a bit so I was looking for something I could use in a more upright position. I found an old fern-hook in the shed which I figured I could make a lighter handle for out of some 1 1/4" aluminium tubing.
This worked so well I went looking to see whether I could find anything better - well, to tell the truth I was looking for another one so Della could help out on this job! I found these folk Tramontina who make a range of brush cutter (sickle) heads. I bought their heavy duty (710 gram) one from eBay and attached an aluminium shaft to it. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/30/the-perfect-thistle-weapon/
31/12/2020: Witness Jovan Pulitzer under oath stating Dominion machines are hacked in real time right now in Georgia: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-dominion-machines-hacked-live-during-georgia-election-hearing/ President Trump, Please write an executive order to have 2020 ballots and images audited quickly by the method devised by Jovan Pulitzer: ihttps://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/president-trump-please-write-executive-order-2020-ballots-images-select-states-audited-quickly-method-designed-jovan-pulitizer/
This will be a good start: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/georgia-senate-judiciary-subcommittee-unanimously-passes-motion-audit-fulton-countys-absentee-ballots-using-method-outlined-jovan-pulitzer/
31/12/2020: For those who came in late…A Compilation of (some) Election Fraud Evidence. Ten times more than enough to overturn the result: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1344009358472957953.html
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30/12/2020: DIY 10 Gram Pillow: You can cut down the Graham Flexair pillow (which you can buy lots of places for about $2 using your home vacuum bag sealer to make a 10 gram hiking pillow (as shown). My sealer will only handle a seal of a little over 11″ so my pillow (sealed area) is approx 11″ x 7″ which I personally find quite comfortable enough for a neck pillow – which also fits inside the hood of my sleeping bag incidentally.
Place the pillow in the sealer, close the lid, press the ‘Bag seal’ button. You have to wait for the pump timer to progress to the seal timer mode. It is automatic. When sealing here is a slightly different sound which stops when the process is done. carefully remove the sealed pillow. Read More: https://www.theultralighthike